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USC to be smoke-free in 2018

For the health and wellbeing of students, staff and visitors, USC will become a smoke-free University on 1 January 2018.

The smoke-free higher education initiative is being implemented at all of Queensland’s universities; some have already gone smoke-free or are in the process of going smoke-free in 2018. Additional information is available at the Smoke-free USC page.

USC is a currently a smoking-restricted University

The University has a duty to provide, as far as is reasonable, a safe and comfortable environment for employees and students and a safe environment for wildlife on campus. This policy aims to minimise the harmful effects of passive smoking and its related discomfort to others and to ensure a safe and healthy working environment. In 2013/2014, USC undertook considerable consultation with University staff, students, contractors and visitors and the outcome was the USC smoking policy (view the full report from the consultation).

The USC smoking policy prohibits smoking:

  • on or in University premises, with the exception of the designated smoking areas, and
  • within any University vehicle

All staff, students, contractors or visitors that wish to smoke, must use one of the designated smoking areas around the Sippy Downs Campus. The locations of the smoking shelters are identified on the designated smoking shelter map (PDF 151KB).*

For more information please refer to the Smoking – Managerial Policy.

For information and resources on smoking cessation and the negative effects of smoking, please refer to smoking.

* For PDF documents you must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded from the Adobe Download page.

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