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Smoke-free Swinburne Team briefing 1. Swinburne Agenda  Background  Implementation  Benefits  Support  Further information  Questions? 2.

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1 Smoke-free Swinburne Team briefing 1

2 Swinburne Agenda  Background  Implementation  Benefits  Support  Further information  Questions? 2

3 Swinburne Background  What is Smoke-free Swinburne? From 12 August 2013 smoking will be prohibited anywhere across all Australian campuses including outdoor areas in and around each campus.  Why are we doing it? The purpose of a smoke-free Swinburne is to improve the health and wellbeing of all staff, students and visitors and to protect them from exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS), creating a healthy environment for all to enjoy.  Who’s been engaged? In making the decision on how and when to implement this policy, Swinburne has engaged representatives of staff, students (international and local), residents, traders and the Union. 3

4 Swinburne Implementation  When will this policy be implemented? Smoke-free Swinburne comes into effect from 12 August.  How will this be communicated? The implementation of a smoke-free Swinburne is an important initiative and Swinburne is using a variety of media to communicate this message. Communications announcing this initiative will be sent to all Australian employees and students from the Vice-Chancellor. Posters announcing the change will be displayed in all buildings and new signage will be posted around campus perimeters.  How will the policy be enforced? One of the aims of introducing a smoke-free policy is to raise awareness of the harmful effects of ETS on others. Through education and building awareness of the harmful impacts on others we aim to motivate smokers to protect those around them by following the Smoke-free Policy. A person in breach of the policy will be informed of the policy and will be asked to leave the premises until they have finished smoking. Disciplinary action may be taken against repeat offenders. 4

5 Swinburne Benefits  Health  Healthier workplace free from harmful effects of ETS  Encourages healthier lifestyle choices and supports smokers to cut down or quit smoking  Educates staff, students and visitors of the health risks related to smoking and the benefits of quitting  Reduced risk  Ensures Swinburne is complying with its legal obligations to provide a safe environment for all staff, students and visitors  Reduced fire hazard 5

6 Swinburne Benefits  Environment Provides a more pleasant and safer environment for staff, students and visitors  Reputation  University is seen as leading the way for other employers  Enhances profile as an employer of choice by creating a positive corporate health image, aiding the attraction and retention of talent 6

7 Swinburne Support  What support is available?  QUIT seminars  QUIT program materials  Trained QUIT counsellors available through Health Services  Counselling via EAP for staff and Health Services for students  Information and tools to assist staff/students wanting to quit 7

8 Swinburne Further information  Where can I get further information?  Further information about Smoke-free Swinburne can be found at  You can speak to someone in Human Resources by phoning HR Assist on

9 9 Questions?


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