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Memorial phasing in on-campus smoking ban

Memorial University is on track to ban smoking on all of its campuses by 2013. Memorial is committed to a safe, smoke-free environment and to the long-term health of its students, faculty and staff.

As a result of several public consultations this past spring and an approval of the university's new smoking policy by the Board of Regents on July 7, smoking is no longer permitted in the doorways of any campus building. This policy has been in effect since Aug. 1, 2011.

Designated smoking areas will help make Memorial University's campuses a healthier place to live, study and work. The new smoking locations on the St. John's campus have been chosen due to their proximity to student residences and on-campus apartments, as well as the campus bars located in the University Centre and in Spencer Hall. There are no smoking areas at the Marine Institute because the campus does not have a bar or on-campus living quarters.
For information regarding Memorial's smoking cessation programs, check out the Student Affairs and Services website at

Please see Memorial's revised smoking policy at

A map of the four designated smoking sections on the St. John's campus can be seen above.