St. Lawrence College to Become 100% Smoke-Free

With marijuana being legalized next week, St. Lawrence College is going smoke free.

President Glenn Vollebregt says the school had been considering the move for a while due to health reasons, but with legalization looming they decided to act.

"We felt this was an important decision," he says.

"The risks and negative health impact of second-hand smoke are well known, and we're looking forward to having a healthy environment."

Students won't be able smoke cigarettes, legalized pot, or vape anywhere on SLC’s three campuses as of Monday, October 15.

It's the latest post-secondary institution to go smoke-free, with Algonquin College announcing it would be making the change as well.

If you do go outside of the campus to smoke and walk back on school grounds, Vollebregt says they'll be dealing with situations on a 'case by case basis.'

"We do have policies on intoxication as part of our code of conduct, and we've had those policies for many years,” he says.

"So we'll treat it the same."

You will have to be 19 years or older to buy cannabis in Ontario, once it becomes legal on Wednesday, October 17.