A great initiative triggered off this year by Swinburne University of Technology to make their campus and buildings totally smoke free as of August 2013. The move has been welcomed and many other Victorian universities too. Deakin University is planing to go smoke free by March 2014 and the same is expected from other Australian Universities.
From when I first reached Australia, I’ve observed that is that Universities have been reasonably liberal towards smoking and had designated smoking areas every where in the campus. It is certainly a way in which the students were given a choice, but for a good reason, that has to change! As students and a community for students, I support and welcome this move by universities in Victoria to gift a fresh atmosphere at the these temples of knowledge.