University Policy



Approval Date: 2011-07-07

Effective Date: 2013-08-01

Review Date: 2021-08-01


The Vice-President (Administration and Finance) through the Director of Health and Safety on the St. John's Campus, the Vice-President (Grenfell), and the Vice-President (Marine Institute).


To provide a safe and healthy work and study environment for employees, students and visitors. 


Applies to:

  • all University facilities and property with the exception of the Harlow Campus;
  • all University employees, students and visitors; and,
  • all external organizations using or contemplating use of University facilities.


In accordance with the Smoke Free Environment Act, smoking is prohibited in any indoor or other enclosed space.  Additionally, smoking is prohibited on property occupied by Memorial University.

This policy is in effect 24 hours a day.

The entire University community will ensure the implementation of, and compliance with, this policy.

Related Documents

Smoke Free Environment Act
Smoking Cessation Program


There are no procedures associated with this policy.

For inquiries related to this policy:

Department of Health and Safety, 709-864-3786


Vice-President (Administration & Finance)



Previous Versions:

There is at least one previous version of this policy. Contact the Policy Office to view earlier version(s)

Approval Date: 2011-07-07
Effective Date: 2011-08-01
Approval Date: 2006-03-23
Effective Date: 2006-03-23


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