Deakin University (and me) became a smoke-free environment on March 10, 2014. That’s over four months ago! This included all University property: land, buildings, vehicles, facilities and other property owned or leased by or under the control of Deakin. A Smoke-Free policy has been implemented to create a healthy and safe environment for all Deakin students, staff and associates. All staff and students are required under the Code of Conduct and Student Charter to adhere to policy, with breaches to policy to be dealt with appropriately.
Deakin is encouraging smokers who wish to reduce or quit smoking to take advantage of FREE campus support, available to all staff and students. This includes Quit education and Nicotine Replacement Therapy available from campus Medical Centres. Staff and students are also encouraged to pledge support for Deakin’s Smoke-Free environment.
I wonder if your workplace has gone smoke-free, and if so what initiatives you have put in place. Your feedback is appreciated. For more details or information on what we are doing at Deakin, please visit the smoke-free website.