Learn more about U of G’s decision to become a smoke-free campus:
U of G’s Guelph campus is tobacco- and smoke-free as of May 31, 2019. We’re helping build a healthy campus for everyone in our community. Explore a map of the Guelph tobacco- and smoke-free campus.
“At the University of Guelph, we take pride in creating inclusive and welcoming spaces that promote the growth of all community members. A smoke-free campus environment prioritizes our collective health and wellbeing, allowing students, staff, faculty and visitors to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, research and professional work.”
- President Charlotte Yates
The University of Guelph respects the sacred role of tobacco and other traditional medicines in First Nations and Métis spiritual and cultural practices. By becoming a smoke-free campus, we hope to reduce the use of commercial tobacco products while supporting the efforts of Indigenous communities to keep tobacco sacred.
U of G's Guelph Campus is Tobacco- and Smoke-free
Benefits of a Smoke-Free Environment
Smoking is the single greatest cause of preventable disease and death in the province, killing about 13,000 Ontarians each year.
Research shows smoke-free policies:
- protect non-smokers from second-hand smoke
- help keep people from starting the habit
- support those who have decided to quit smoking
The smoke-free U of G initiative is supported by the smoke-free campus advisory committee. The committee's terms of reference are below.