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Smoking Policy

[Senate and University Executive Board Decision dated 25 April 2018]

In an effort to create a healthy campus environment for all members of the campus community, Bilkent University has initiated a Smoke-Free Campus Policy.

Effective 1 September 2022, the use of cigarettes and other tobacco products including electronic cigarettes will be prohibited in all indoor and outdoor spaces of Bilkent University.

In the intervening period before the campus-wide prohibition takes place, current areas where smoking is permitted will be gradually phased out. A committee has been established to implement the policy, set the schedule of phasing out smoking areas, propose enforcement measures, and develop a community-wide communication strategy.