Anyway, this was a policy enacted a long time ago. I support it wholeheartedly. However, some pillock had the idea:
"Since the smokers can no longer smoke in the building they need somewhere else to smoke."
"Well, it needs to be close to where they work."
"I know, let's put the smoking area right outside the entrance to the building".
You have to be joking, surely? So now everytime we want to go in and out of the various building on campus we have to pass through a miasma of death. In addition there is a tendency for the lobbies to fill with smoke, since in the winter it gets so cold that the smokers leave the doors open and huddle close to the warm insides. Also, the way this university is arranged you have to walk along right past many main entrances to get where you are going.