Kwantlen Polytechnic University to ban smoking on all campuses this month

Jan 18 2018, 4:10 pm

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) campuses will officially be smoke-free on January 21.

Smoking and vaping will be banned from all KPU campuses and properties. The ban also applies to private vehicles if they are parked on school property

“The decision to prohibit smoking and vaping on all KPU campuses was not made lightly. A task force comprising KPU representatives from across the university deliberated for more than two years over the many options and possibilities for regulating these activities on campus,” said KPU president Alan Davis in a release.

“We recognize that this policy will be inconvenient for some members of our community, who will now be forced to leave campus in order to smoke.”

Davis said that smoke-free environment best aligned with the school’s efforts to create a healthy work and learning environment for students and faculty.

Trinity Western University and Emily Carr College of Art also have smoking-free policies in place on their campuses.

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