Health & Wellness

Alcohol, Cannabis, and Drugs

Vaping and Tobacco

If you smoke or vape, be considerate and Share the Air. We're a scent-free and smoke-free campus. There are several designated outdoor smoking areas.



We've all been there. You're minding your own business, walking to class, and another student passes you on the sidewalk and blows a dank, voluminous cloud of weird cherry mango mint vape in your face. It's not cool. If you vape, please stick to the designated smoking zones on Highland Ave (next to the BAC and next to the SUB) and University Avenue (next to Rhodes Hall).

  • If you're vaping to quit smoking, good job, just stick to the designated areas.
  • If you use vaping recreationally instead of as a tool for quitting smoking, you might want to try to stop. Vapes aren't harmless: they do have a small quantity of nicotine and other chemicals. e-cigarettes were developed as a smoking cessation aid, but there's some evidence that vaping is a "gateway drug" and some people grow accustomed to smoking tobacco. There is uncertainty about the long-term effects of vaping.
  • Under provincial law, vaping is considered a "combustible" just like cannabis and tobacco, and all the same restrictions apply.


Smoking is bad for you, folks. We're pretty sure you know that, but keep it in mind: smoking is strongly, concretely linked to a number of health hazards, and it's not acceptable on campus except for the designated areas. You should also be mindful that the province's Smoke-free Places Act prohibits smoking in a lot of other locations. 

If you do smoke, have you tried quitting recently? It's not easy, but there are a lot of options to help you kick the habit, including vaping, gum, and patches. You'll save some money, and it'll make life a lot easier.

Smoking is a habit and a ritual, so it can help to talk to someone about strategies and alternatives

 Substance Use Policy (PDF)

 Share the Air Policy (PDF)


Dial 911

Safety & Security
Open 24 hours a day
Tel: 902.585.1103 or "88" from a campus 585 phone

519 Student Union Building
30 Highland Ave.
Wolfville, NS, B4P 2R6

Naloxone kits are available at Safety & Security or in every Residence; ask an RA for assistance.


If substance use is impacting your life, please consider speaking with our Counselling team.

You can also book an appointment with a doctor at the campus Health Centre.