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Laurier Smoke-Free Policy shows positive results

Since Canada Day last year, smoking or vaping of any kind has been prohibited at all buildings and grounds owned, leased or operated by the university
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Six months after Wilfrid Laurier University put its Smoke-Free Policy in place, the school is saying students and staff are coming back with positive reviews.

This according to a survey of more than 1,800 participants.

Of those 1,800 individuals, nine per cent say they were exposed to second-hand smoke on campus each day this past January, that's compared to twenty-eight per cent during the same time last year, before the policy was in effect.

On top of that, about thirty per cent of self-identified smokers admit having a smoke-free campus either reduced how much they smoked or increased their desire to drop the bad habit.

In fact, nearly five per cent of those smokers were successful in kicking the bad habit.

Since Canada Day last year, smoking or vaping of any kind has been prohibited at all buildings and grounds owned, leased or operated by the university.

A full break down of the results can be found here.




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