Answered By: Richard L
Last Updated: Mar 23, 2023     Views: 54

Newcastle University is a no smoking campus and this means that smoking or the use of electronic cigarettes is prohibited anywhere on University premises, or associated grounds, other than in the specifically designated smoking areas.


If you wish to use an e-cigarette, vape or smoke then please leave the library and use the sheltered areas outside.


This policy is intended to aid compliance with the requirements of the Health Act, associated Smoke-Free Regulations and our commitment to provide a high-quality healthy working and learning environment for all.

  • Protect the right of the non-smoker not to be exposed to second hand tobacco smoke
  • Provide encouragement and support to smokers who wish to give up smoking
  • Surpass compliance with the legislation associated with no smoking
  • Minimise the accumulation of unsightly smoking litter and reduce the risk of fire by providing suitable and adequate facilities


Normal disciplinary protocols are used should persons choose to disregard the requirements placed on them by this Policy.