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Smoke-free Policy

Category Human Resources
Type Policy
Approved by Council, 12 March 2013
Date Policy Took Effect 1 January 2014
Last Approved Revision 9 February 2015
Sponsor Director, Human Resources
Responsible Officer Head, Health and Safety Compliance
Review Date 1 January 2020

Purpose

The University promotes a healthy environment for all staff and students which includes a smoke-free environment.

Organisational Scope

This Policy applies to all University of Otago employees, students, visitors, contractors, volunteers, research participants and any person on any University of Otago Campus at any time, for any reason.

Definitions

Smoke and Smoking have the meaning given to “to Smoke” set out in section 2 of the Smoke-free Environments Act 1990.

Smoke free means free from exposure to any smoke or vapour produced by smoking or using any electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS), including e-cigarettes, e-hookah and any other vaporisers (whether delivering nicotine or not).

University of Otago Campuses means all University of Otago buildings (including residential accommodation), grounds, vessels and vehicles owned or leased by the University of Otago.

Policy Content

No person shall smoke or use any ENDS device or vaporisers (whether delivering nicotine or not) on any University of Otago Campus.

Heads of Divisions, Managers, Heads of Department, Centre Heads, Heads of Residential Colleges and others in positions of responsibility are asked to inform people about this Policy and to assist with the enforcement of it.

Related Policies, Procedures and Forms

Smoke-free Environments Act 1990
Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992

Contact for Further Information

If you have any queries regarding the content of this policy or need further clarification, contact the Head, Health and Safety Compliance at andrea.mcmillan@otago.ac.nz.