ban smoking on all University grounds except for smoking rooms.

Anonymous submitted on

Monday 4th November 2019


People very often smoke near entrances to buildings and other unavoidable areas. Not all people like cigarettes or vape smoke and want to die of cancer. This also triggers fire alarms in buildings at least couple of times a semester, which results in people not really caring about the fire alarm and this is a serious security risk. If people wish to smoke/vape they could do so in an dedicated isolated rooms or outside of university grounds. I also think that the ban of smoking which currently exists in certain areas should be actually enforced. It is a common sight to see people smoking right next to the sign prohibiting it.


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Students' Union replied on

Friday 8th Nov 2019 5:28pm


Thanks for your submission.

It is currently the law that people cannot smoke within certain range of public places and buildings, and we do enforce this around SUSU buildings with signs, and then are dedicated acceptable smoking areas. I understand however that some people do not follow this rule, so I will speak to the SUSU facilities team about enforcing that rule more often. However, it is not possible to properly enforce it 100% so it would be great if fellow students called out their friends or people they know when they see them doing that! 

I will raise this with the University Transport Manager and the University facilities too, and see if we can have more enforcement outside the Hartley Library and the Hartley Interchange. 

Thanks again for your submission! 

Laura Elizabeth Barr

VP Welfare and Community 19/20



  • Forwarded to Union President

    Friday 8th Nov 2019 1:12pm


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