08/04/2012 03:38 EDT | Updated 10/04/2012 05:12 EDT

Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador moves closer to smoking ban

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador is one step closer to a complete smoking ban after reducing the number of campus smoking areas to two.

A news release says there is now only one designated smoking area at the St. John's campus and one at the Grenfell campus.

The university first banned smoking near doorways of campus buildings last summer.

But after consulting with the university community last year, it approved a revised smoking policy that will see a full ban phased in by next year.

Other Atlantic Canadian universities, including Dalhousie in Halifax, have been smoke-free for years.