Full text of proposed policy to make SOCCCD smoke free

SMOKE FREE DISTRICT

It is the intent of the South Orange County Community College District to maintain an educational and workplace environment that is conductive to the health and safety of our students and employees.

Realizing the health hazards posed by smoking and by second-hand smoke, it is the policy of the South Orange County Community College District to maintain a smoke free environment for all district sites. The use of cigarette products is prohibited within any district facility and/or on any area outside of the campuses.

This policy pertains to students, faculty, staff, administrators visitors and the general public attending events at any site within the district. Additionally, this policy shall apply to all district facilities, owned or leased, regardless of location, and all state and auxiliary vehicles.

Tobacco products include but are not limited to the burning of any type of cigar, cigarette or pipe. The use of an electronic (vapor) or smokeless/chewing tobacco are also prohibited.

Tobacco products shall not be commercially sold or distributed in any manner on any district site. This includes free samples distributed by vendors. Advertising and sponsorship of events by tobacco companies is also prohibited.

The District and colleges shall make available to students and employees information about smoking-cessation programs. Signage will be posted as appropriate.

 

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