GF. Smoke Free Environment

PURPOSE    

To comply with applicable health codes and to reasonably accommodate the preference of all employees, students and visitors.  This policy applies to all South Plains College employees, students and visitors at all College locations.  Policy at all College locations will be influenced by local ordinances and codes, if any, as well as other pertinent factors.

POLICY

South Plains College prohibits the use of any tobacco product, electronic cigarette, or vapor device throughout all indoor areas and within a 25 foot perimeter around all facility entrances, exits and HVAC air intake vents under the control of SPC, including sporting facilities and SPC vehicles. Included in this ban are tobacco products of all types (including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, snuff and all other kinds and forms of tobacco prepared in such a manner to be suitable for spit tobacco use, smoking, or both).   This ban also includes herbal tobacco products and simulated tobacco products that imitate or mimic tobacco products such as e-cigarettes, vapor cigarettes, pipes or other types of inhalation devices.

PROCEDURE

It is the shared responsibility of all employees to assist in maintaining a tobacco free environment in and around all campus facilities.  Noncompliance by a student shall be handled by the Dean of Students, Dean of the Reese Center or the Director of the Plainview Center in accordance with procedures outlined in the Student Code of Conduct in the Student Guide.  Noncompliance by employees shall be addressed through their supervisory chain of command and may also enlist the Human Resources Office for assistance.  Noncompliance involving visitors shall be handled by the Dean of Students, Dean of the Reese Center or the Director of the Plainview Center.

Policy Amendment
Nature of Revision: Content
Approved By: Executive Council
Date Approved: March 31, 2014

 


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