Let's Clear the Air Here

Words - Let's clear the air here

Western is smoke-free

As of July 1, 2019, Western University is smoke-free! 

The move to a healthier, cleaner environment for those who study, live, work and visit our university was a three-step plan. The first step in January 2018 created a 10-meter smoke-free space around all buildings. Step two in July 2018 limited smoking to designated areas only, and on July 1, 2019 Western began providing a smoke-free environment.

Western's smoke-free policy recognizes and provides exemptions for traditional cultural or spiritual practices by Indigenous members of the Western community. Aside from identified exemptions, the policy includes all forms of smoking, vaping and tobacco use.


Please read Western's Smoking, Vaping & Tobacco Use Policy.

Smoke-free Campus Ambassadors were engaged in August 2018 to walk around campus, talk to smokers, and provide information on the policy, and on supports for those who wish to quit.

Because fresh air and a cleaner campus are good for smokers and non-smokers, all members of our community are encouraged to participate in achieving these goals by respectfully approaching and informing smokers who may not be aware that Western is smoke-free. Thank you to all who are helping to "clear the air".

If you are a smoker, please respect those around you by moving off-campus to smoke.

If you are a smoker who wishes to quit please read more about supports available to those who wish to quit. We want to help!

Have you got questions or comments about smoking on campus at Western or our move to a smoke-free campus? Please email cleartheair@uwo.ca.

If you require Human Resources forms, documents or other information in an alternative format, please use ASK HR to contact Human Resources.

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