A new policy has been introduced to make Leeds University campus “smoke free” from August

No more pre lecture rollies


Leeds University has proposed a smoking ban across the entire campus.

Posted on the student VLE (Minerva) Thursday morning, the uni announced the new policy that prohibits smoking tobacco on all campuses, including areas surrounding the University itself.

The ban will come into play on the 1st of August, and permits that the campus will be a "smoke free zone" from 8am to 6pm.

The new policy consists of the following:

"We're introducing a new policy on 1 August 2019 which states that, as well as this, between 8am and 6pm you will also be asked not to smoke on the smoke free campus. This includes:


-Main campus (including LUU and with these boundaries: Woodhouse Lane, Clarendon Road, Mount Preston Street, Leeds General Infirmary – LGI – and the inner ring road).

-Western campus (Leeds University Business School grounds).

-Fairbairn House.

-All University-owned and managed residences.

-All University-owned sports grounds (e.g. Sports Park Weetwood and Bodington Playing Fields).

The policy does allow for vaping and e-cigarettes to be used, as the University recognise that this may be aiding people to give up smoking.

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The announcement made on Minerva on Thursday.

The University have created a survey that answers any FAQ's regarding the introduction of the policy available to complete here.

We have contacted the Uni for more information.

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