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Central Alabama Community College Clean Air Policy
by Rob Davis - Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 12:03 PM
 

In an effort to promote a healthier educational environment, Central Alabama Community College has created 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. Second-hand smoke can be annoying and is hazardous to non- smokers.

 

Definitions

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.

Clean Air Policy

All facilities of Central Alabama Community College (CACC) are smoke-free and tobacco-free.

Facilities includes building entrances, outdoor passageway to entrances or any air intake where smoke would affect occupants and those entering or leaving the areas.

Facilities also includes all indoor and outdoor athletic and fitness facilities.

Smoking is prohibited inside all vehicles that are owned, leased, or rented by the College.

Smoking is allowed only in areas identified by the College to be authorized designated smoking areas as indicated by official CACC signage. For information regarding designated smoking areas, contact the Office of Student Services at each location.

Meter-dose inhalers and nebulizers prescribed by a state licensed medical physician are allowed.  

Enforcement

This policy shall be enforced according to the rules established in Central Alabama Community College Catalog and Student Handbook.

Off-campus organizations, alumni, guests, and visitors using the College facilities must abide by the provisions of this policy.

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.