CUD Smoke Free Campus Environment
Canadian University Dubai is a smoke-free establishment. In order to promote and maintain a healthy environment at Canadian University Dubai, and to promote the prevention of illness and encourage students, staff and faculty to lead a healthy lifestyle, a smoke-free campus environment policy has been created to reduce the use of tobacco products on campus. The objectives are to reduce the number of smokers on campus and to support those who wish to stop smoking; through raising awareness on the dangers of smoking and educating young adults with an aim to ensure they do not pick up the habit. To create awareness amongst the university community about the dangers of smoking regular no-smoking campaigns are showcased throughout the year, in conjunction with the Ministry of Health. Tobacco products include - but are not limited to - any lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, midwakh, dokha, bidi, electronic cigarette or any other smoking device, along with any form of smokeless or spit tobacco such as dip, chew, or snuff. Each and every member of the University community is responsible for maintaining this policy.
Those responsible for the application of the policy are the Security Supervisor and Security Staff, Student Affairs Division, and the Human Resources Department. While students, staff, faculty and visitors are encouraged to make healthier choices, Canadian University Dubai has created clearly-marked designated smoking areas. These marked areas are the spaces between Halls B and C, Halls C and D and the space behind Hall C. These designated smoking areas are equipped with benches and ashtrays.
There is a three-point warning system in place for Canadian University Dubai students caught smoking outside these above-mentioned designated areas.
First time violation: the student will be given a verbal warning (University Security or Student Affairs Division) and their Canadian University Dubai ID will be confiscated. The student will need to register with the Security Supervisor and can collect the ID card one week after the incident
Second time violation: should the student be caught violating the policy a second time, he or she will be given a first official warning letter (Student Affairs Division), which will be placed in his/her file
Third time violation: a third violation will lead to a final warning letter (Student Affairs Division) or possibly putting the student on registration holds for one semester. The case will be sent to the disciplinary committee
Disciplinary committee decision will be taken and student will be informed accordingly
Students have the right to appeal the committee’s decision (in writing) to the President’s Office