Smoke and vape free campus phase 1 begins
June 25, 2018
Together, with the Joint Health and Safety Committee, a decision has been made to move towards being a smoke-free campus by July 1, 2019. A smoke-free campus provides many health benefits including preventing the effects of secondhand smoke.
King’s along with many other institutions including Western will be smoke-free by July 2019. This includes vaping. Exceptions will be place for traditional cultural or spiritual practices and ceremonies.
King’s recognizes that the change to a smoke-free campus will be welcome news to some members of the community and it has the potential to cause concern for some others.
The campaign will have two phases to help smokers adjust. During Phase 1, from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 there will be two areas where smoking is permitted on campus. The designated smoking areas will be on the hill near the townhouse residences and on the hill south of the Faculty Building.
These two spots on either side of Epworth Ave have been chosen to be a convenient distance from all King’s buildings and yet far from all entrances. They will be marked with signs.
Phase two will see the entire campus become smoke and vape free as of July 1, 2019. Smoking will be permitted on City of London property but not on campus property.
Members of the King’s Staff Association can request assistance to join smoking cessation programs. Otherwise, there are helpful, free resources which can be found through MyKing’s.