Glasgow University is to introduce a blanket smoking ban throughout its campus from September, six months before the country’s smoking ban comes into force. The ban will extend to the two unions, departments, staff club, halls of residence and university vehicles. Glasgow University said it felt it "appropriate to be ahead of legislators" by way of its blanket ban as well as the sale of tobacco on campus. The Scottish National Union of Students said: "We support all student unions who are in favour of introducing a smoking ban as most students do not want to sit in smoky atmospheres. "Many of Scotland's universities already have at least one bar which is non-smoking so we see the ban as extending this policy rather than introducing it. "It's fantastic that smoking is to be banned. There is no evidence to suggest business at universities will be significantly hit by the ban."