George Brown College is the latest Canadian post-secondary institution to go smoke-free.
As of Monday, August 20, George Brown College implemented its 100% tobacco and smoke-free policy, which means smoking or vaping tobacco and cannabis substances are now prohibited on all campus locations.
Our smoke-free policy takes effect TODAY!
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— George Brown College (@GBCollege) August 20, 2018
According to the school’s smoke-free policy, those who wish to smoke must do so off campus and at least nine metres away from any college entrance.
The ban also extends to cars parked on college property.
The school says making the campus free of tobacco and smoke is an important part of George Brown’s Healthy Campus initiative, which creates a college environment where all students can thrive.
This move follows the Ontario government announcing its plans for how it will be selling cannabis in the province ahead of the upcoming Canada-wide pot legalization date of October 17.
On August 13, Doug Ford’s government said that following the federal legalization of cannabis, “Ontario will immediately introduce an online retail channel for cannabis, to be followed by a private retail model by April 1, 2019.”