It’s going to be a smoke-free campus at the University of Regina as students go back to school Tuesday.
The university made the decision to ban smoking at the beginning of August, after consultations and surveys with students.
Director of Health, Safety and Wellness at the University of Regina Darren Cherwaty said the results of that survey were conclusive.
“We did a bit of a survey in advance of moving forward. We listened to some concerns moving forward and we took all that information and said this is the right decision for our university.”
Cherwaty said if you’re caught smoking on campus, there won’t be any serious reprecussions at the moment.
“This is a cultural change. Overtime, we will remind people collegially that this is a smoke free campus now. Certainly, we realize that folks may not know that initially. It’s not just students that are affected, but anyone attended sporting events or any type of event on campus.”
If you would like to smoke, it now has to be done off campus.