This section covers university policy on smoking and vaping and accessing support if you would like stop smoking.

University is a Smoke Free Campus

The university is committed to the health and wellbeing of all our students, staff and visitors.  Smoking is one of the biggest causes of death in the UK and increases the risk of developing over 50 serious health conditions. 

As part of this we have a Smoke Free Campus.  Our policy means no smoking, or vaping inside university buildings, including entrances, covered walkways and doorways, LUU or in vehicles when used from university business. 

As well as this, between 8am and 6pm you are asked not to smoke outside 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 and Law School)
  • Fairbairn House
  • All University-owned and managed residences
  • All University-owned sports grounds (eg Sports Park Weetwood and Bodington Playing Fields)
  • You can still vape outside on the Smokefree campus as it is recognised by Public Health England as an aid to quit smoking

The policy applies to all students, staff, visitors and contractors and covers all types of smoking and vaping products (including cigarettes, cigars, tobacco, and e-cigarettes).

Help to quit smoking

Knowing the health and financial benefits of quitting smoking can be beneficial to help you have a goal and a focus.  Getting some support to help you achieve these goals can increase your chance of quitting for good.  Take a look at the links below to help you get started.

The health and financial benefits of quitting smoking are significant.  NHS Benefits of quitting smoking has some good insights
Get support and expert guidance to help to start your journey to quitting.  NHS stop smoking services outline what help is available for you