RMIT University welcomes the City of Melbourne’s consultation exercise over making footpaths outside most of our City campus buildings smoke-free.
RMIT campuses have been smoke-free for more than two years, with widespread support among staff, students and visitors.
However, the University regularly receives complaints about smoking on council footpaths outside RMIT doorways.
Passive smoking or exposure to second-hand smoke affects the health of both smokers and non-smokers. It can cause serious health disease and conditions – there is no level of exposure to second-hand smoke that is free of risk.
The University is strongly committed to providing a healthy and safe environment; one that enhances the experience for students and staff, and allows them to work actively and creatively.
RMIT will continue to work closely with the City of Melbourne on this issue.
Chris Hewison, Executive Director, Property Services
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