Let's Clear the Air Here

Words - Let's clear the air here

Are you ready to quit smoking cigarettes?

Whether you are a student, staff or faculty member, help to quit smoking is available, including special STOP workshops hosted by the Middlesex-London Health Unit.  The next workshops are being held January 15 and January 20, 2020.

Learn more about the help available to quit smoking
See the STOP workshop poster

July 1, 2019 - 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 (January 1, 2018) created a 10-meter smoke-free space around all buildings. Step two, limiting smoking to designated areas only, went into effect July 1, 2018.

The final step - July 1, 2019 makes Western a smoke-free environment.

Western's new smoking policy, now in effect, 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.

Enforcement

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

Smoke-free Campus Ambassadors began walking around our campus in August 2018.  They talked to smokers, provided more information on the new policy, and about 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 after July 1, 2019.

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.


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