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Smoking is banned at Deakin

March 11, 2020

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Did you know that there’s no smoking anywhere on campus, including across all of our grounds, buildings and carparks?

This policy, which includes electronic cigarettes and all tobacco products, is to help keep our staff and students healthy, and to make sure that everyone can enjoy a clean and pleasant time on campus.

All Victorian universities have also banned smoking, so help us do our part! If you see anyone smoking on campus, just point to a relevant sign (they’re everywhere!) and politely tell them that smoking isn’t allowed.

Smoking facts and figures

We all know smoking is bad for your health, but what’s amazing is how quickly your wellbeing starts to improve once you stop smoking.

  • Within six hours of quitting smoking, your heart rate slows and your blood pressure becomes more stable.
  • Only a week later, you’ll have a better sense of taste and smell, and within three months your immune system starts to recover and become stronger.
  • After a year, your lungs are healthier and you’ll breathe easier than if you’d kept smoking. And, as time goes on, the benefits grow exponentially!

Quitting is possible

We know that quitting isn’t an easy process, but we’re with you every step of the way.

To start your smoke-free journey, visit a Deakin Medical Centre – we provide free Quit counselling support, so book an appointment online now

You can also visit the Quit website for tips, and download the My QuitBuddy app (App Store/Google Play) to track your journey.

More information and inspiration

Visit the no smoking section of our website for more information and some FAQs.


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