Holmesglen Institute of TAFE the latest EDU to become a Smoke-Free Campus the right way with with No BuTTs Branded Personal Ashtrays and Butt Bins

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Going Smoke Free the right way 

Holmesglen TAFE goes Smoke-Free Campus the right way
Holmesglen Institute of TAFE is providing No BuTTs Personal Ashtrays to their students,faculty and staff to assist them to eliminate cigarette butt litter wherever they smoke as part of their Smoke-Free Campus initiative.

Holmesglen Insitute of TAFE, with four campuses located in Melbourne's south east - and inner city Southbank, is a leader in vocational and higher education, and one of the largest providers of TAFE (Technical and Further Education) in Victoria. Holmesglen delivers over 600 courses to nearly 50,000 students.

Holmesglen TAFE goes Smoke-Free the right way by assisting their smokers to butt out the right way wherever they go to smoke.
"Holmesglen is one of the most dynamic TAFE Institutions in Australia and we're really pleased to be able to assist them to educate their students and faculty as to just how easy it is to eliminate cigarette butt litter, wherever they go to smoke as Holmesglen TAFE becomes a Smoke Free Campus." said Jack Jacobson, No BuTTs Managing Director.

"As more EDUs every week around the world implement becoming a Smoke Free Campus the issue of what an organisation's smokers will do with their cigarette butts is of crucial importance to the environment and their public image."

"It's just not socially or environmentally acceptable to ban smoking on campuses without assisting their students, faculty and staff to be able to do the right thing with their butts wherever they go to smoke.  It's akin to letting your dog do its business outside your neighbours."

What are you going to do with that butt?
"Going Smoke-Free doesn't at all mean that our smokers are going to stop smoking - and we know that." said Patrick Ashe, Student Activities Officer at Holmesglen TAFE

"They'll just go somewhere else to smoke - and the last thing we want is for our smokers to go and smoke - and litter their butts outside our neighbours properties and surrounding areas."

"There are two issues that Universities, Colleges and Campuses - and indeed all locations need to address when going Smoke-Free." said Jack.

"Obviously there are health benefits for everyone when an EDU goes Smoke-Free but that must not be allowed to translate into a direct increase in cigarette butt litter in surrounding areas as a result of smokers being forced to "go somewhere else" to have a cigarette."

"Any organisation that ignores the fact that smokers are going to smoke regardless of any Smoke-Free policy is sticking their heads in the sand - and simply exporting their smokers butt litter over to someone else - and that is completely unacceptable."

Holmesglen TAFE's Branded Personal Ashtrays
"No organisation would ever consider telling their people to "just go and dump your litter outside the neighbours properties, or over the road, or out on the street..."  said Jack.  

"But if a location goes Smoke-Free and doesn't assist their smokers to butt out the right way, wherever they go to smoke then that is exactly what they are doing."

"It's for these reasons that Holmesglen has chosen an inclusive approach that assists our smokers to do the right thing with their butts, wherever they go to smoke by providing them with No BuTTs Personal Ashtrays." said Patrick. 

"And one of the additional benefits of providing Personal Ashtrays is that from that point on the smoker can safely, easily and responsibly butt out their cigarettes wherever they go and wherever they smoke."

Over 95% of smokers who receive a Personal Ashtray permanently change their littering habits and stop littering their butts from that point on.

That's good for all and great for our environment - and the public image of those organisations that are going Smoke-Free the right way.

For a free information kit on Going Smoke-Free the right way - including samples of other EDU Branded Personal Ashtrays, please email 
or call (+61) 1300-662-888.


  By No BuTTs & Holmesglen TAFE [20th September 2013]


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