University Announces Smoke Free Campus

University Announces Smoke Free Campus

From the 01 August 2019 the University of Leeds campus will be smoke free.

That’s right, this summer everyone on campus is getting a fresh dose of clean air. This is a major step towards the University’s aim to have a completely smoke free campus by 2025.

LUU have supported the University’s smoke free campus campaign since it began in 2016.

Chris Morris, Union Affairs Officer at Leeds University Union said: “It's great to see the University improving the health of students on campus by working towards a smoke free campus. As always, LUU will be able to provide any help and support to any students who wish to quit smoking. We realise that there may be a mixed response to this announcement, so we will be working with students to ensure that their concerns are heard and to make sure the policy is implemented in the best way."

Here’s the lowdown on the places that will be smoke free between 8am and 6pm everyday from 01 August:

  • Main campus (all space within the boundaries of Woodhouse Lane, Clarendon Road, Mount Preston Street, Leeds General Infirmary – LGI - and the inner ring road, including Leeds University Union)
  • Western campus (Leeds University Business School – LUBS grounds)
  • Fairbairn House
  • All University-owned and managed residences
  • All University-owned sports grounds (e.g. Sports Park Weetwood, Bodington Playing Fields)

Vaping will still be allowed on campus as it is recognised as an aid to stop smoking.

We know that it can be hard to stop smoking, so if you’re struggling you can get in touch with smokefree@leeds.ac.uk or join the University’s free stop smoking sessions. 

For more information about the announcement take a look here.