Griffith University is implementing a no-smoking initiative at all of its five Queensland campuses, to coincide with World No Tobacco Day.
Approved in March, the policy covers Griffith's Nathan, Logan, Mt Gravatt, Southbank and Gold Coast campuses, in an effort to promote healthy lifestyle choices and protect students and staff from second-hand smoke.
From today, anyone that wishes to smoke, or use e-cigarettes and vape pens, will have to move off campus grounds, including car parks and bush areas.
Griffith University Health Professor Sheena Reilly said the introduction of smoke-free campuses, will provide a healthy and safe environment for work and study.
"As health professionals, we see the tragic effects of smoking-related diseases all too often," she said.
The same ban will take effect across all Queensland universities and TAFEs by the end of 2018.