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October 16, 2018

Media release:

Fanshawe is committed to providing a healthy campus environment. Given the legalization of recreational cannabis use on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, and the Government of Ontario's introduction of Bill 36, the Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018, which allows cannabis smoking wherever tobacco is permitted, the College has made the decision that on November 1, 2018, all our campuses and properties will become smoke-free.

As of November 1, 2018, smoking any form of tobacco and/or cannabis, vaping and use of e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco (commonly known as chewing tobacco) will not be permitted anywhere on Fanshawe property. In accordance with applicable legislation and the Workplace Accommodation Policy, Fanshawe will provide accommodation for the medical use of cannabis.

Fanshawe is committed to promoting a healthy and safe working, living and learning environment for all of our community members. The College joins more than 30 colleges and universities across Canada who have already become smoke-free, as well as hospitals and school boards. At the same time, the College realizes that the use of tobacco and related products is a personal choice and is offering staff and students a variety of supports and resources on harm reduction.

Smoke-Free Fanshawe: FAQs and resources

For further information, please contact Corporate Communications.