Agreement 2.18 of 2 May 2013
Aalborg University wishes to provide a pleasant and healthy working environment for all of our staff, students and visitors.
Based on the Smoke-free Environments Act and AAU’s Working Environment Policy, the Main Working Environment Committee has prepared this smoking policy, which applies to staff, students and visitors at Aalborg University.
The smoking policy is an overall framework policy reflecting the University’s position on being a smoke-free workplace. It is based on health concerns and aims at establishing a healthy, smoke-free workplace and place of study contributing to the general welfare and comfort of all staff and students.
The University is a smoke-free workplace and place of study
All smoking, including e-cigarettes, is prohibited anywhere in University buildings and University vehicles. Smoking cubicles etc. will not be provided, so all smoking must take place outdoors.
The smoking ban applies at all times and also in connection with special occasions such as conferences, meetings, receptions and festive events.
It is the joint responsibility of management staff, other staff and students that the smoking policy is complied with.
Management staff are obligated to take action against staff members who do not comply with the smoking policy, meaning that any first time breaches of this policy will entail a petition from the line manager. Repeated breaches of the smoking policy may ultimately result in official prosecution of the staff member.
If a student breaches the rules, action according to the guidelines in Rules regarding disciplinary measures for students at Aalborg University will be taken.
The Main Working Environment Committee (HAMiU) will work towards making all University areas smoke-free in future.
Agreement signed by
Inger Askehave, Pro-rector and Chairperson of the Main Working Environment Committee (HAMiU)
Aalborg University, 2 May 2013