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UNB going smoke-free on Sept. 1, 2022

Author: UNB Communications

Posted on Dec 9, 2020

Category: News and Notices

As part of our commitment to advancing health and societal wellbeing through research, teaching and community service, the University aims to promote a healthy and safe environment to the community and on its campuses. UNB’s commitment extends to the health and wellbeing of students, staff and faculty, and the communities we serve.

For the past three years, UNB has been carefully considering the issue of smoking on campuses. In late 2017 our Smoking Policy Review Committee was established and has worked diligently to determine best practices and gather community feedback. Nearly 2,500 members of the UNB community participated in a smoking policy survey to help the committee reach its recommendations. As a result of their important work, the University of New Brunswick has determined that all campuses will become smoke-free as of Sept. 1, 2022.

Tobacco smoke is a major contributing factor in the development of a number of serious health problems, including coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease and various cancers. Further, exposure to second-hand smoke poses a significant health hazard to non-smokers.

UNB is deeply committed to the health and wellbeing of the community and our students, staff and faculty. Over the next two years, our focus will be on awareness and cessation support for those who may need it.

More information about this important work will be available in the coming months. To learn more about the risks associated with smoking or to find cessation programs, visit our website.


With kind regards, 

Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle

President and Vice-Chancellor

 

Category: News and Notices

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