No smoking in enclosed places
- The Health Act 2006 bans smoking in enclosed places to which the public have access in England and Wales, and therefore all University premises are designated as no smoking.
- Smoking is not permitted in any enclosed areas, whether internal or external, including courtyards or University vehicles.
No smoking near entrances
Smoking is also not permitted near the entrances to University buildings. The reason for this is both to allow staff, students and visitors to get in and out of the buildings without being subjected to significant smoke, and to prevent smoke entering offices and teaching spaces when windows are open.
As a responsible University and employer, we need to ensure that no employee or student is forced into passive smoking as part of their normal working day.
Therefore, all members of staff and students are responsible for complying with the policy, and persistent offenders are subject to the published University disciplinary procedures.
Under the Health Act 2006, offenders can also be fined £50 if they are found smoking on smoke-free premises. If this is unpaid, they could face a fine of up to £200 and criminal prosecution.
Want to give up smoking?
We’re happy to help - simply contact one of the two Student Health Centres at Marylebone and Harrow campuses and they’ll be able to offer support.
The NHS Stop Smoking Service is also a great resource with free tips and advice. You can call the service on 0800 022 4 332.