Feb 27, 2018

Vancouver, BC – Langara College is pleased to announce that starting on May 1, 2018, our campus will be a smoke-free environment.

This change is part of our ongoing work to create a working and learning environment that promotes the overall health and wellness of our entire community. Our new Smoke-Free Policy will apply to all visitors to campus as well as staff, students and faculty. Smoking and vaping will be prohibited everywhere on campus.

With this change, Langara joins many other post-secondary institutions and organizations that have recently implemented smoke-free policies. This initiative also aligns with the international Okanagan Charter, a transformative vision for health promotion in universities and colleges.

Langara College’s Smoke-Free Committee was formed in 2016 to explore options for regulating smoking on campus. In the spring of 2017, the Committee conducted a survey of staff and students with the help of Langara College nursing students. The survey found 74% of respondents strongly supported moving to a smoke-free campus.

The conclusion of the Committee was that a smoke-free campus, complemented by resources and support, best aligns with our efforts to ensure the health and well-being of our community.

We look forward to welcoming new and returning students to a smoke-free campus starting in the summer term of 2018. Members of the Langara community can direct any questions to smokefree@langara.ca.

About Langara College
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓, a name given to it by the Musqueam people on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located.

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Erin Anderson
Communications Office
Langara College