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Tobacco-free Board Policy




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The Metropolitan Community College (the college) is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all students, employees, contractors, and visitors. As a result of this commitment, the use, advertising, or sponsorship of tobacco and tobacco substitute products, excluding cessation products, on all campus premises, leased property, and college-owned vehicles is prohibited, with no exceptions. This policy applies to all students, employees, tenants, subtenants, contractors, and visitors.

  1. Definitions
    1. Smoking means inhaling, exhaling, burning, carrying, or possessing any lighted tobacco product, including cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and any other lighted tobacco products.
    2. Tobacco use means the personal use of any tobacco product, whether intended to be lighted or not, which shall include smoking, as defined above, the use of an electronic cigarette, or any other device intended to simulate smoking and the use of smokeless tobacco, including snuff, chewing tobacco, smokeless pouches, any other form of loose-leaf, smokeless tobacco, and the use of unlit cigarettes, cigars, and pipe tobacco.
  2. Advertising

    With the exception of advertising in a newspaper, magazine, or similar publication that is not produced by the college, no tobacco-related advertising or sponsorship shall be permitted on college property or at college-sponsored events. No tobacco-related advertising or sponsorship shall appear in any publications produced by the college or by a club or association authorized by the college. For purposes of this policy, the term tobacco-related applies to the use of a brand or corporate name, trademark, logo, symbol, motto, or selling message identifiable with any brand of tobacco products or company which manufactures tobacco products.

Originated by: Chancellor's Office
Date: March 4, 2011 CPRC

Revisions: April 22, 2011 Chancellor's Office
Revisions: May 9, 2011 Chancellor's Office
Revisions: May 10, 2011 CPRC