Departments may wish to consider arrangements for those who wish to smoke or vape outside, whilst discouraging the undesirable practice of smokers or vapers gathering outside the entrances to University buildings. Local measures may be considered, following appropriate consultation with staff which may include an extension of the ban to areas outside of buildings.
Where a designated smoking area is provided those who wish to use electronic cigarettes, or other similar devices, during the working day should not be required to use this designated area. However, devices should not be used near doors, windows or in other locations where vapours could become a nuisance to others.
This policy should be distributed and appropriate prohibition signs should be posted in buildings, at entrances, and in University-owned vehicles.
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