NAIT supports clean air and facilities and a healthy and safe environment for students, staff, contractors, visitors and members of the public, and is pleased to offer a smoke- and smokeless tobacco-free learning and work environment.
On May 1, 2015, NAIT’s new Smoke- and Smokeless Tobacco-Free Policy came into effect.
The policy prohibits smoking, including electronic cigarettes, and chewing tobacco (and similar products) on NAIT-owned and -leased facilities, on the grounds and in NAIT vehicles, as well as in all vehicles on NAIT property.
Health and Safety Services
Health and Safety Services is committed to helping staff and students who wish to stop smoking or reduce their tobacco consumption through effective education and smoking reduction programs. Visit a Health Services office to speak with a nurse.
Enforcement measures for those observed smoking, including e-cigarettes, or using smokeless tobacco, include warnings and, for staff or students who consistently breach the policy, disciplinary action.
As well, NAIT peace officers can issue fines to anyone smoking within an area prohibited under the Tobacco Reduction Act, including public places, workplaces, public vehicles and within 5 metres of the doorway, window or air intake of a public place or workplace.
The list of Frequently Asked Questions provides details about the policy.