|Council, 12 March 2013
|Date Policy Took Effect
|1 January 2014
|Last approved revision
|20 July 2021
|Director, Human Resources
|Director, Health, Safety and Wellbeing
The University promotes a healthy environment for all staff and students which includes a smoke-free environment.
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.
- 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.
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.
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Contact for further information
If you have any queries regarding the content of this policy or need further clarification, contact:
Director, Health, Safety and Wellbeing