Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to the health and wellbeing of its staff, students, visitors, contractors and members of the public who are involved in its operation and recognises the right of all staff and students within the University to enjoy a smoke free environment.

As such, it is the policy of the University that smoking (including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, pipes etc) is prohibited throughout the entire University campus with no exceptions.  This includes, the Students Association, University buildings, at entrances and doorways to University buildings, walkways, paths etc.  It also includes University vehicles and private/leased vehicles used during University business when carrying passengers.  Those wishing to smoke, should do so in the designated smoking shelter provided at the back of the Hamish Wood Building or go off campus.

Managers will be responsible for ensuring, within their own areas of responsibility, that students and visitors are informed of the arrangements in place.

If you welcome visitors or see students smoking around campus, please politely let them know of our smoking policy (if you feel comfortable to do so).  If you have any questions or concerns around smoking on campus, then please e-mail or

If you are a smoker and thinking of stopping, then the following organisations can be approached for further information:

ASH Scotland: Telephone - 0131 225 4725    

Smokeline: Telephone - 0800 848484      


Health Scotland: Information on smoking can be found under the Health Topics section

British Heart Foundation 

NHS Smokefree

The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005 and the Pregnant Workers Directive (92/85/EEC) was taken into consideration when the Policy of the University was developed in 2003 and is reviewed as required.