Invitation to Smoke-Free Consultation Session

Posted on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Written by Sarah Joosse, Wellness@Work Coordinator

U of G is transitioning to be a smoke-free campus in Spring 2019.  We recognize that this new policy will have an impact on those who smoke on the main campus and we want to hear from you. 

Please join one of the following 1.5h smoke-free consultation sessions to share your questions, comments and concerns:

  • August 1st 12:00-1:30pm, McLaughlin Library, Room 246a 
  • August 15th 9:00-10:30am, OVC Pathobiology AHL, Room 4838 
  • September 12th 3:00-4:30pm, University Centre, Room 442 
  • September 27th 11:30am-1:00pm, University Centre, Peter Clark Hall Wing B (south)

Please RSVP for one of the consultation sessions here: https://uoguelph.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ewFzFhKSrFZbI3P 

The consultation questions will include:

  1. Are you and/or your group in support moving toward a smoke-free campus policy?
  2. What benefits or opportunities do you think a smoke-free campus policy would offer University of Guelph?
  3. What potential opposition or challenges do you see to moving to a smoke-free campus? What questions or concerns do you anticipate, and what should the committee be prepared to address?
  4. What should be considered in implementing a smoke-free campus policy?
  5. How do we ensure our commitment to an inclusive campus if people who smoke are not allowed to smoke on campus?
  6. Currently these are the benefits/supports/resources that are available.
    1. Are there additional resources or supports needed for smokers when the university moves in this direction?
    2. Are there additional resources or supports needed for supervisors/leaders when the university moves in this direction?
  7. What would be the best way for the University to communicate about the smoke-free campus initiative? 
    1. Do you have any recommendations on the language/wording that is used?
  8. Who else do you think we should connect with or who else should be involved?
  9. Any additional questions, comments or considerations?

Please also consider dropping by to share your input on the drafted policy on one of the following days:

  • September 24th, 9:00am-4:00pm, University Centre Courtyard
  • September 25th, 9:00am-4:00pm, University Centre Courtyard 
  • October 2nd, 9:00am-4:00pm, OVC Lifetime Learning Centre, outside the cafeteria 

Questions, comments and feedback may also be submitted online through the Smoke-Free U of G website https://www.uoguelph.ca/smokefree/ or emailed to smokefree@uoguelph.ca

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