Health, Safety and Environment

Responsibility: President
Authorization: President's Executive Committee
Approval Date: Sep 1, 1991
Amended: Apr 8, 2005 / Jun 22, 2015


To set rules regarding smoking and the use of all electronic smoking products at the University of Saskatchewan.


  • To minimize exposure to second-hand smoke and smoking product vapours containing hazardous chemicals.
  • To promote a healthy and safe work and learning environment for all staff, faculty, students and visitors.
  • To ensure compliance with applicable provincial regulations and civic bylaws.

Scope of this Policy

The Smoking Policy applies to all university staff, faculty, students and visitors working/learning or participating in activities on university owned, or leased properties, buildings, and/or using university vehicles.

Smoking includes, but is not limited to, the use of cigarettes, bidis, cigars, cigarillos and pipes.

Electronic smoking products include all nicotine vaporizing devices such as electronic cigarettes, electronic cigars, electronic cigarillos, and electronic pipes, personal vaporizers (PV), electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) as well as cartridges of nicotine solutions and related products.

Aboriginal spiritual or cultural practices or ceremonies are exempt from the Smoking Policy but shall comply with the Smudging and Pipe Ceremonies Policy.


Smoking, of which includes the use of all electronic smoking products, is prohibited in all university buildings, parts of buildings, enclosed spaces, leased spaces, university owned or leased vehicles and outdoor seating areas that are part of a restaurant or licensed facility. Smoking is also prohibited at Griffiths Stadium except in designated areas. Smoking is prohibited within a ten meter perimeter or any university building or ventilation air intake and other outdoor areas where posted.


University staff, faculty, students and visitors are responsible to adhere to the policy when engaged in activities at the university, and to report observed violations of the policy.


The university reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary in the enforcement of this policy.


There are no other procedures associated with this policy.

Related Documents

There are no other documents associated with this policy.

Contact Information

Contact Person: Director, Safety Resources
Phone: 306-966-8495