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Smoke-free campus

The University has a No Smoking Policy which supports the aim of a smoke-free campus, The policy aims to provide a healthy working environment and protect the health of employees, students and visitors to the University by raising awareness of the dangers associated with exposure to tobacco smoke. The No Smoking Policy states:

Smoking is prohibited in the following locations:

  • all University buildings, including student residential accommodation
  • the Darlington campus
  • all areas of the Middlesbrough campus owned or managed by the University
  • vehicles owned or hired by the University.

The preparation of smoking material in public areas within buildings is also prohibited.

Vaping is prohibited in the following locations:

  • all University buildings, including student residential accommodation
  • the vicinity of entrances, exits and ground floor windows of all University buildings
  • vehicles owned or hired by the University.

  Smoke free campus map (pdf - 440kb)

Charging equipment for Vaping devices must comply with the requirements of the University's Electricity at Work Portable Appliance Testing Policy.

The policy will apply to all staff, students, contractors and visitors to the University. Breaches of the policy may result in disciplinary action.

There are services available if you wish to stop smoking, either through your GP, local pharmacy, community drop-in or helpline.
NHS Stop Smoking Services
The NHS Free Stop Smoking website - and helpline 0800 0224332