Smoke-free campus

ANU is smoke-free

The need for a smoke-free campus is driven by Work, Health and Safety (WHS) obligations and recognition that smoking has a significant environmental, health and economic impact in Australia.

The ANU Smoke-Free Policy prohibits all smoking (including electronic cigarettes) and the use of all tobacco products, subject to exceptions*, anywhere on all of the University's campuses, including buildings, properties, grounds, and workplaces.

The policy prohibits smoking and the use of tobacco products in all vehicles on campus and used for business purposes, and the promotion, and advertising of tobacco products on University's lands. The policy prohibits tobacco-industry funded activities.

A limited number of Designated Outdoor Smoking Area (DOSA) are located on campus. DOSA are located around the university at residential areas (if permitted by local residence rules) and ANU bars.

People who smoke are advised that many current smoking areas across campus are no longer available and need to consider alternatives to smoking during the working day. For further information go to Frequently Asked Questions and

The University has arranged fully-subsidised QUIT courses for staff and PhD students (refer to Staff & student support).

Undergraduate students should contact ANUSA for details of QUIT courses.

Why 'smoke-free'

It is widely acknowledged that smoking is harmful to health, and there is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke.

Evidence shows that a smoke-free environment increases the rate of quitting and reduces the number of people taking up smoking or recommencing smoking if they had previously QUIT.

* Exceptions are ANU student and staff residences and ANU licensed bars.

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