Smoking on Otaniemi campus
Employers have a duty to take care of the safety and health of their employees at the workplace. Non-smoking in the workplace is regulated by the Tobacco Act; Cigarette smoke must not enter the interior. Smoking is not allowed in the outdoor spaces of day-care centres or institutions providing pre-primary, basic, vocational, or upper secondary education. (Tobacco Act 549/2016).
Passive smoking is the exposure of a non-smoker to the toxins of tobacco smoke. Do not expose others to cigarette smoke, e.g. in front of the front doors.
Aalto University and Aalto University Campus & Real Estate's smoke-free criteria
In the outdoor area, possible smoking places are placed less visibly and in such a way that cigarette smoke cannot enter the interior.
Cigarette butts are plastic, and on top of that, poison. When they are extinguished, they belong in the garbage and not, for example, in the sewer or on the ground. Toxins from cigarette butts pollute waterways and the plastic they contain has harmful effects. Fish, shellfish, whales and dolphins consider plastic as food and microplastic accumulates in their digestive system. Let’s avoid the circulation of microplastics in the food chain.
Let's be responsible and smoke only in designed smoking areas and take care of cigarette butts only in containers intended for them.
Designated smoking areas on Otaniemi campus (map)
On this page you can find more information and instructions on occupational safety.