Utrecht University: Welcome to our smoke-free campus

Welcome to our smoke-free campus. Utrecht Science Park, the International Campus Utrecht and the UU locations in the city centre are now completely smoke-free. In this way, together we ensure a healthy and sustainable environment to study or work in. At the start of this new academic year, this message will be actively communicated to students and employees of Utrecht University, Utrecht University of Applied Sciences and other partners in the Utrecht Science Park.

Why go ‘smoke-free’?
Each year, more than 200,000 people in the Netherlands die from smoking or second-hand smoke. The national government and other organisations have therefore set the goal of a smoke-free generation by 2040. That means no more children start smoking. The accord also states that the number of adult smokers should be reduced from 23 percent to a maximum of 5 percent. Smoke-free school premises – not just primary schools, but also secondary schools and higher education – are an essential element of the prevention policy.

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