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Smoking Policy

NU-Q promotes a smoke-free environment throughout the building to comply with Qatar Foundation’s No Smoking Regulations, our ‘Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design’ (LEED) certification, and to promote the health and safety of our community.

Smoking or inhaling any tobacco or other smoking product, by any method, including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, e-cigarettes, vapes including single use vapes, and Shisha is prohibited in all university areas, including, but not limited to, classrooms, seminar rooms, conference rooms, library, study and break-out rooms, student lounges, dining rooms, offices, staircases, storerooms, bathrooms, forum, atrium, auditorium, projection theater, screening rooms, studios, and newsroom.  It is prohibited on all balconies, terraces, and in courtyards.  Smoking is also prohibited outdoors within 25 feet of all building doorways or openings. 

Designated Smoking Areas

There are two Designated Smoking Areas. Their locations are as follows:

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