University of Regina close to butting out, moves to smoke-free cam

The University of Regina says it is moving toward becoming a smoke-free campus. Starting in September 2017, the university will no longer permit smoking or the use of any tobacco products in any building or vehicles on university land. Further, the school plans to reduce the number of designated outdoor smoking areas from 19 to three located near student residences. “The University of Regina is committed to providing a safe, healthy and clean place for everyone who comes to our campus to study, work, visit, and live,” said Dave Button, Vice-President (Administration). The new policy will also recognize tobacco as an integral part of cultural practices, and will still permit tobacco to be burned on campus in accordance with the school’s current policy on Smudging/Pipe Ceremonies.

Saskatoon StarPhoenix | CBC | URegina

 

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