Smoke Free/Scent Free Dalhousie
Providing a Healthy Work and Study Environment
To protect people from involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke, in 2003, Dalhousie declared the University entirely smoke-free. The No Smoking Policy prohibits smoking in all University buildings, including University residences, on University property and in University Vehicles.
Under this policy, those wishing to smoke are asked to leave University property ( http://safety.dal.ca/programs_services/smokefree/property.php
). While smoking on public property, smokers are asked to avoid littering, to be respectful of others, and of course to abide by the municipal by-law.
The University has also acted to support its many students and employees who report that they are harmed when they are exposed to scents which are present in many scented personal care products. Scents in perfume, cologne, hair-spray, after-shave, and even some soap and fabric softeners, cause serious illness in people who are sensitive to these chemicals.
To provide an environment which supports teaching and learning, Dalhousie asks students, staff, faculty and visitors, to refrain from using such scented products while at the University. The scent reduction program is part of a broader effort to limit, to the fullest extent practical, exposure to all chemicals in our buildings.
For more information on the Smoking Policy and the Scent Reduction Program, contact the Safety Office by email at Safety.Office@dal.ca
or consult the web sites http://safety.dal.ca/programs_services/scentfree/