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Smoke-free campus

Why are we moving towards smoke free with designated areas?

The Bond University arch building

We care about your health.

Research findings show that tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke constitute a significant health hazard.

In addition to its direct impact on the health of a community, tobacco use contributes to university costs in other ways, such as absenteeism, health care and medical insurance.

The University is making strides to provide policy, education and programs to improve the overall health of our community. Tobacco-free procedures can have a positive impact in reducing adverse impacts from tobacco use.

According to recent research, the following benefits have been attributed to the implementation of tobacco-free policies:

  • Decrease smoking initiation among young adults
  • Decrease progression to established smoking
  • Increase the probability of young adult smoking cessation
  • Promote a tobacco-free norm which can influence adult smoking behaviour
  • Lead to less smoking among adults in the workplace
  • Employees in workplaces with tobacco-free policies are almost twice as likely to stop using tobacco as those who work where tobacco use is allowed

Other benefits of a tobacco-free procedures include a reduction in fire hazards, cleaner grounds, cost savings in grounds maintenance and clean air, all of which support the University's sustainability efforts.

Smoking remains a significant cause of preventable death and disease.

What does smoke free mean?

As of 1 July 2018, smoking will not be permitted anywhere within Bond University land, buildings, vehicles and facilities, other than in areas set aside specifically for the use of those who wish to smoke.

The smoke free procedures (part of the Campus Management Policy) rely on a community collective approach rather than enforcement.

Support to ‘QUIT’

Quitting smoking can be difficult, but there are support options available. Bond University offers support to both staff and students who wish to quit smoking: 

  • Students and Staff can make an appointment with the Bond Medical Centre to discuss their situation.
  • Quitline at 13QUIT (13 78 48) is a free and confidential service that provides advice and assistance tailored to your particular needs. Trained counsellors are available 7 days a week to offer support and encouragement.
  • Doctors, pharmacists and other health professionals can provide advice on replacement therapy and other treatments.

You can also find additional support and information through: