Smoking has been banned on all campuses of a major Victorian university.
Monash University announced that smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes, would be banned from every campus, including grounds and vehicles from January 2016.
The university said it was part of a broader commitment by all Victorian universities to provide healthier smoke-free environments.
‘There is clear evidence to show that smoke-free environments increase the rate of quitting and reduce the amount of people taking up smoking,’ the university said in a statement.
Students, staff and visitors will need to leave the campus to light up and those caught smoking on university grounds may face ‘disciplinary action’.