Expand the no-smoking area outside the library

Expand the no-smoking area outside the library entrance - it is too small.

Idea submitted by Bhavik Mistry on 11th Jan 2019

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Explain your idea further

There are sometimes over a dozen smokers which makes inhaling second-hand smoke unavoidable and there is an almost constant cigarette smell which makes me feel queasy.

How would your idea benefit students?

1) Non-smokers are less likely to breathe in second-hand smoke, which causes health problems.
2) Cigarette stench avoidable.
3) Less litter (cigarette butts).
4) Passively discourages smoking.

How could your idea be implemented?

Largely expand the non-smoking area (the yellow line). A better solution might be to make the whole area outside the library entrance a non-smoking zone and then create a specific smoking area away from the entrance. This way, smokers can still smoke without disturbing passers by.


Rep Update
2019-02-22 10:37:40
After emailing the interim University Librarian he established that this is a problem that they are already looking in to and there are currently proposals to have it moved. I have been told that there will hopefully be more to update on next week.

The idea has been marked as Fast Tracked. The reason was: UAB felt that the idea was important to a large number of students and would be advantageous for the Union to implement with the resources currently available. Therefore the idea has been marked for immediate action.

2019-02-19 12:12:06

The idea now has enough backers to be reviewed at the next meeting.

2019-02-03 20:53:52

The idea is now looking for 15 Backers.

2019-01-11 07:37:54