Smoking/ Tobacco-Free Campus Policy

Approved By and Date:Board of Trustees02-20-2014
 Executive Leadership Team12-19-2013

Stanly Community College (SCC) recognizes that the use of tobacco products is a health, safety, and environmental hazard for students, employees, visitors, and college facilities. The College believes that the use of tobacco products on college grounds, in college buildings and facilities, on college property, and at college-sponsored events is detrimental to the health and safety of students, employees, and visitors. The College takes seriously its obligation to provide a healthy learning and working environment, free from unwanted smoke and tobacco use, for students, employees, and visitors at all SCC instructional facilities.

Smoking/ Tobacco-Free Campus Procedures

Approved By and Date:Executive Leadership Team09-15-2014

All members of the college community are responsible for monitoring adherence to this policy.

Signs shall be posted in a manner and location to provide sufficient notification to students, employees, and visitors of the 100 percent tobacco-free college policy.  Tobacco is defined as all tobacco-derived or containing products, including and not limited to, cigarettes (e.g., clove, bidis, kreteks), electronic cigarettes, cigars, and cigarillos, hookah smoked products, pipes, and oral tobacco (e.g., spit and spitless, smokeless, chew, snuff), and nasal tobacco.  It also includes any product intended to mimic tobacco products, contain tobacco flavoring, or deliver nicotine other than for the purpose of cessation.

  1. No student, employee, or college visitor is permitted to use any tobacco product at any time, including during non-college hours:

    1. in any building, facility, or vehicle owned or leased by Stanly Community College;

    2. on any college grounds or property – including parking lots – owned or leased by Stanly Community College; or

    3. at any College-sponsored or college-related event, on campus or off campus.

  2. In addition, college employees, college volunteers, contractors, or other persons performing services on behalf of the College also are prohibited from using tobacco products at any time while on duty and in the presence of students, either on or off college grounds.

  3. Tobacco products may be included in instructional or research activities in college buildings if the activity is conducted or supervised by the faculty member overseeing the instruction or research and if the activity does not include smoking, chewing, or otherwise ingesting the tobacco product.