The University of Guelph has begun discussions on becoming a smoke-free campus.

An advisory committee with representatives from senior administration, staff and community experts is now meeting regularly to explore the creation of a smoke-free campus policy within the next two years. The committee is led by Don O’Leary, vice-president (finance, administration and risk).

The committee is studying opportunities and challenges associated with becoming a smoke-free campus and will conduct thorough consultation with the University community to inform possible next steps.

The movement to go smoke-free is being adopted by many public institutions. A number of universities in Canada, including McMaster and Dalhousie, now have smoke-free campuses.

More information on the committee and its work will be shared with the University community in the coming weeks.