This policy was approved by Durham University Council on 20th March 2007
Second-hand smoke is both a public and workplace health hazard. This No-Smoking Policy seeks to guarantee the right of all to breathe air free of tobacco smoke and to comply with smoke-free legislation. Adequate signage will be displayed to inform employees, customers, clients and visitors of the smoke-free status of the University and its constituent Colleges and departments.
Smoking is not permitted in any part of University premises, entrances, or vehicles used for University business (except sole use, privately owned) at any time, by any person regardless of their status or business with the University.
The No-Smoking Policy covers all types of burnt and smoked products including cigarettes, cigars, tobacco and non tobacco products in whatever format.
Trade Unions and Student Representatives
This policy has been developed in consultation with employee and student representatives.
All visitors, contractors, deliverers and temporary staff are expected to abide by the terms of this policy. The following arrangements have been made for informing them of its existence:
- Adequate signage
- Receptionist/person greeting will inform the person of the policy, to be reinforced via the invitation letter or email if required
Sale of Tobacco products
The sale of tobacco products in any format is prohibited on ALL University premises
Help for those who wish to stop smoking
Via the NHS Stop Smoking Service, free phone helpline 0800 169 0169, plus
- Staff: Smoking Cessation support is available via the University Occupational Health Adviser
- Students: Smoking Cessation support is available via the University Medical Centre or own GP.
Compliance requirements of the policy
Breaches of this policy will be subject to the University's normal disciplinary procedures.