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Tobacco-Free Campus Policy

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Chattahoochee Technical College Tobacco-Free Campus Policy

All tobacco products or products that resemble the use of tobacco are prohibited. Tobacco products are defined to include but are not limited to cigarettes, e-cigarettes, candy cigarettes, chewing tobacco, blunts, blunt wraps, pre-wrapped blunt cones & tubes, cigars, cigarillos, bidis, pipes, cigarette packages or smokeless tobacco containers, lighters, ash trays, key chains, t-shirts, coffee mugs, and any other items containing or reasonably resembling tobacco or tobacco products. Tobacco use includes smoking, chewing, dipping, or any other use of tobacco products shall not be permitted on any Chattahoochee Technical College campus. This policy applies to all students, faculty, staff, visitors, and vendors.

Enforcement for Students

Students who violate the college’s tobacco use policy will be referred to the Student Conduct Officer to proceed with the conduct process according to the Student Code of Conduct.

Enforcement for Staff, Visitors, and Vendors

Consequences for employees who violate the tobacco use policy will be in accordance with personnel positive discipline policies and may include verbal warning, written reprimand, or termination. Visitors and vendors using tobacco products will be asked to refrain while on school property or leave the premises. If they refuse, law enforcement officers will be contacted to escort the person off the premises or cite the person for trespassing in case the person refuses to leave the school property. In the case of a violation within the building of a school, the person is in violation of the Georgia Smoke free Air Act of 2005 (O.C.G.A. 31-`2a-1 et seq.). Signage will be prominently posted in all visitors’ and vendors’ areas and college and university staff and officials will communicate policy to visitors and vendors upon arrival and infractions.

Enforcement at Outdoor School Sponsored Events on Campus Grounds

All outdoor school sponsored events on campus (ex. events, meetings or functions by community groups renting college property) must be tobacco free. This policy must be clearly stated in all contracts, correspondence and verbal and written announcements to all attendees, visitors, vendors, and contractors.

Opportunities for Cessation

The administration will identify and/or offer programs and services for students who are ready to quit tobacco use. The administration will identify and/or offer programs and services for college staff that use tobacco products to support them in complying with the policy that prohibits tobacco use on university grounds and during university related events.

Exceptions for Tobacco Use

Any exceptions of this policy must be approved in writing by the President of Chattahoochee Technical College. Exceptions to the policy will be very limited and on an as-needed basis. The intent of the policy is for the campus to be tobacco and smoke free unless otherwise needed for approved educational purposes.

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