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Smoke-Free Queen's

Queen’s University is committed to protecting the health and wellness of our staff, faculty, students, visitors and other community members. Queen’s is intending to make its Canadian campuses and properties smoke-free effective June 1, 2019, and is exploring the policies, procedures and supports required to do so.

Implementation of the smoke-free policy is guided by our adoption of the Okanagan Charter, a formal commitment by the university to the health and wellness of our students, staff and faculty. 

View Queen's University's main campus smoke-free boundaries (PDF, 630 KB).

View Queen's University's West Campus smoke-free boundaries (PDF, 329 KB).

If you require the smoke-free boundaries maps in an alternate format, please contact us.

Campus in the spring

Photo by: Charis Ho

Dr. Daniel R. WoolfDaniel R. Woolf
Principal and Vice-Chancellor
Queen's University

The health and well-being of everyone on Queen’s campus, whether students, staff, faculty, or visitors, is of utmost importance to me, and the entire senior university administration. We want our community members to feel their best – and living, working, and studying in a smoke-free environment is a key step toward that goal.

Through the Smoke-Free University Policy, Queen’s commits to creating a space free of smoke exposure and to supporting those trying to quit with appropriate services and resources. With this policy, we also have a broader scope – to shift cultural norms around smoking and to encourage the greater population to make healthier choices that benefit everyone.

Cleaner air, and a cleaner, healthier campus – these are two things I fully support, and I believe that with the collective effort of everyone at Queen’s, the transition to a smoke-free campus will be smooth and respectful.


Dr. Elizabeth EisenhauerElizabeth Eisenhauer OC MD FRCPC FRSC
Professor Emerita
Queen's University
Use of tobacco products remains the leading cause of preventable diseases in Canada, claiming more than 45,000 lives annually - that's 125 lives each day. Eliminating the suffering and burden of tobacco-related diseases requires a multi-pronged effort with regulatory, policy, medical and societal interventions.
Creating smoke-free places is one such intervention. To that end, I am pleased to support Queen's University's new policy to become a smoke-free campus.
Creating smoke-free places is important not only to reducing second-hand smoke exposure, but also to motivating smoking cessation. Queen's will provide holistic support to staff, faculty and students in their efforts to quit.
By adopting this policy, we are advancing health promotion for our campus community and paving the way to a healthier future.