McGill considers outright campus ban on smoking

October 26, 2016

McGill University is reportedly moving closer to a cross-campus smoke-free policy, including a ban on e-cigarettes, which would make it the first university in Quebec to do so, reports the Montreal Gazette. After garnering widespread support for such a policy through student and staff surveys, the university has now reportedly moved on to a public consultation at its downtown campus. “People may have ideas or improvements to the policy that we want to explore,” said Robert Couvrette, associate vice-principal of facilities management and ancillary services. Couvrette added that If the policy is approved by the board next month, it will be introduced in May and go into full effect in September 2017. Montreal Gazette