Edith Cowan University successfully enacted a Smoke-free Policy at three West Australian campuses' in 2012. This framework presents an approach to engage non-smokers but also a non-threatening and supportive approach for smokers attempting to change behaviour and Quit. This approach required sufficient lead time prior to the policy change; a health promotion strength-based approach; informed by three-phase campus users evaluations; and comprehensive behaviour interventions and environmental initiatives. Subsequent research has indicated this policy is well received by smokers and non-smokers alike and overall compliance appears high. Research phases included (1) Campuses' formative intercept survey in 2009 n=334(46%smokers), otherwise representative of campus staff/students; (2)Cross-sectional before-and-after online surveys n=3055/n=2765 respectively; (3) International-student interviews n=30 in 2014-2016. Formative evaluation suggested 48%staff and 45%students supported a complete-ban on smoking on-campus with 91%staff and 80%students welcoming initiatives to help smokers, and 64% of smokers favouring online support. Findings provided evidence for the University Council to instigate ByLaws for a complete smoking-ban in 2012. This was financially resourced, with no-cost behavioural interventions to assist students and staff to Quit or manage their smoking on-campus. To enable a culture of smoke-free environments, a corporate communication plan and advocacy program was developed including ongoing support via a dedicated website www.ecu.edu.au/smokefree. A more recent focus on International student-smokers, highlighted acceptance of the policy, with 50% self-reporting reduction in smoking. Smoke-free campus environments can be replicated with consultation; empowering the majority non-smokers and responsive-smokers to reinforce the policy; with measures in-place to inform, educate and enforce by normalising non-smoking environments for students, staff and visitors. Key messages 1. Broad consultation is critical to inform and guide new Policy implementation. 2. Adequate lead time to take a community on the journey is imperative. 3. Ongoing education on the value and merit of Health Promotion 'strength based' approaches is essential.