UNB announces smoke-free campus starting in Fall semester

The University of New Brunswick has announced that it will be banning smoking on campus starting in September. The ban includes cigarettes, cannabis, vape, and hookah, and will be implemented on the Fredericton, Moncton, and Saint John campuses. The choice to become smoke-free was made after research showed the university community’s support for the decision. “Our focus has been on the health and safety of our campuses and communities, and the decision was made that … smoking, vaping and other forms of tobacco use isn’t really supporting our commitment,” said Associate Vice-President of UNB Saint John Laurelle LeVert. Accommodations will be made for medical reasons, and the university will initially use education and awareness rather than fines to enforce the new rules. CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.