Australia's largest uni goes smoke free

Smoking is a thing of the past at Melbourne's Monash University (AP Photo/Dave Martin) Source: AAP

Monash, Australia's largest university, has banned smoking on every campus from January 2016.

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".

Source AAP

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