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Section 635 - Campus Smoke and Tobacco Free Policy

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Section 635 - Campus Smoke and Tobacco Free Policy


Lower Columbia College prohibits smoking or other tobacco use, distribution or sale of tobacco, including any smoking device, or carrying of any lighted smoking instrument within the perimeter of college campus. This includes all college sidewalks, parking lots, landscaped areas, sports fields and college buildings. Use of tobacco is also prohibited at events on college premises, or in college-owned, rented or leased vehicles.

For the purpose of this policy, "tobacco" is defined to include any lighted or unlighted cigarette, electronic cigarette, cigar, pipe, clove cigarette, and any other smoking product; and smokeless or spit tobacco, also known as dip, chew or snuff, in any form.

Smoking materials must be extinguished and properly disposed of prior to entering college property or exiting a vehicle. Improper disposal includes but is not limited to: spitting smokeless tobacco product, littering (e.g., discarding cigarette butts, throwing cigarette butts out of windows, leaving spit container).

All college employees, students and visitors are required to comply with this policy, which shall remain in force at all times.


Historic Information

  • Reviewed by Executive Leadership Team - August 31, 2020
  • 1st Campus Review - December 5-19, 2008
  • Adopted by the Cabinet and Leadership Team - December 2008
  • Implemented - January 2009
  • Reviewed by Cabinet - November 20, 2013 & February 5, 2014
  • Reviewed by Leadership Team - November 25, 2013 & February 24, 2014
  • Campus Review - March 4-24, 2014
  • Approved by Leadership Team depending on Demand for Bargain - April 28, 2014
  • Demand to Bargain (WFSE) - No Changes - May 19, 2014
  • Final Review/Approval by Leadership team via email - June 9-20, 2014
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