From 1 February 2016, all University premises and sites, including all buildings, structures, car parks, outdoor areas and vehicles will be a smoke-free, fresh air zone, except for a selected number of specifically designated outdoor areas.
Such areas are clearly marked and the locations are shown on the map, Designated smoking locations map
Sale and promotion of tobacco and tobacco related products are not permitted on University premises.
Where can I get help to quit smoking?
A number of organisations provide support to quit smoking:
Fresh air zones have been established around the Bedford Park campus to create a healthier environment for our students, staff and visitors. Smoking is now only permitted in dedicated areas.
Passive smoking (inhaling cigarette smoke produced by another person) is a known health risk. Fresh air zones ensure that students, staff and visitors to Flinders University are not unwillingly exposed to cigarette smoke.
Recognising the challenges this presents to smokers on campus, the University has established several dedicated smoking areas which allow major buildings, related common and open-air areas and common paths of travel to remain fresh air zones.
What are fresh air zones?
Fresh air zones are large areas of the Flinders University Bedford Park Campus which have been declared smoke-free to create a healthier environment for our staff, students and visitors. In order to create these fresh air zones smoking is now only permitted in dedicated areas.
Why do we need fresh air zones?
Recognizing the challenges Bedford park campus presents to smokers, the University has established several dedicated smoking areas which allow the rest of the campus to remain a fresh air zone.
Why isn’t the whole Bedford Park campus smoke free?
We’d like to prevent smoking on campus completely, however we recognise that this can be hard for some, and that getting ‘off campus’ for a short break is difficult. With our buildings surrounded by bushland and pine forest (posing a fire hazard), ringed by busy roads and steep terrain, we need to ensure the safety of our community. The dedicated smoking zones have been chosen for the safety and comfort of everyone. The policy will be regularly reviewed to take into account the safety and interests of our University community.