Central Alabama Community College will become a tobacco-free institution beginning Fall 2016. Below is a copy of the policy that will go into effect beginning fall semester.
In an effort to promote a healthier educational environment, Central Alabama Community College has adopted a Clean Air Policy. Smoking poses a significant health risk to both smokers and non-smokers. In addition, smoking can damage sensitive technical equipment and can be a safety hazard. Secondhand smoke can be annoying and is hazardous to non- smokers.
· To "smoke" and "smoking" is defined as creating smoke, vapor, or any other type of emission by lighting a cigarette, cigar, pipe, or other smoking product including but not limited to electronic cigarettes or vapor cigarettes.
· To “smoke” and “smoking” is defined as puffing on, carrying or holding a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe or other tobacco and /or smoking product including but not limited to electronic cigarettes or vapor cigarettes.
· “Secondhand smoke” is defined as smoke, vapor, or any other type of emission emitted from lighted, smoldering or burning tobacco and/or smoking product from a person smoking cigarettes, cigars, pipes, or other tobacco and/or smoking product including but not limited to electronic cigarettes or vapor cigarettes.
All locations of Central Alabama Community College will become smoke-free and tobacco-free beginning Fall 2016. This includes all indoor and outdoor facilities and properties belonging to Central Alabama -Community College. Smoking and use of tobacco products will be prohibited inside all vehicles that are owned, leased, or rented by the College.
Meter-dose inhalers and nebulizers prescribed by a state licensed medical physician will be allowed.
This policy shall be enforced according to the rules established in Central Alabama Community College Catalog and Student Handbook beginning Fall 2016. Off-campus organizations, alumni, guests, and visitors must abide by the provisions of this policy once it goes into effect.
Failure to comply with this policy will constitute a violation of official College policy and may result in disciplinary action up to, and including, expulsion or termination. It may also constitute a violation of State law and subject violators to associated civil penalties.