Tobacco Free Campus

No consumption of tobacco will be allowed on any College property or in any College facility. Corning Community College is committed to providing its students, employees, and visitors with a safe and healthy environment. In light of this commitment, as well as the findings of the U.S. Surgeon General that exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke and use of tobacco are significant health hazards, the Regional Board of Trustees has established CCC as a smoke/tobacco-free institution, effective August 1, 2011.

Definitions

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

Scope

The use, distribution, or sale of tobacco or any smoking device (such as ecigarettes), or the carrying of any lighted smoking instrument in College buildings or on College premises without exception, at offsite Collegerequired learning activities, at events on College premises, or in Collegeowned, rented or leased vehicles, is prohibited. The College requires students, employees, and visitors to respect private property bordering all College locations by refraining from trespassing for purposes of consumption of tobacco products.

Enforcement

The Department of Public Safety is charged with the enforcement of this policy. Violations by students will be treated as violations of the Student Code of Conduct. Violations by employees will be treated as disciplinary matters. Educational programming, cessation support mechanisms, and other resources have been developed and are available to the College community through the College Health Office.