Smoke Free Policy

Every student, faculty member, staff person, and visitor on campus is authorized to implement the College’s smoke free policy and regulation.

ISSUING ADMINISTRATOR: Donna Berry, Vice President of Administrative Services

EFFECTIVE DATE: November 17, 2016

Effective November 17, 2016, smoking and tobacco use shall not be permitted on any Reedley College property.

For the purposes of this policy, the following definitions shall apply:

Tobacco Product means any form of tobacco, including but not limited to: cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, pipes, water pipes (hookah), chew, dip, inhalants, smokeless tobacco products and unregulated nicotine products (e.g., “e-cigarettes”).

Smoking means any form of smoking, including but not limited to: cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, mini-cigars, and hookah.

E-Cigarette use or vaping means any form of electronic smoking or electronic nicotine delivery systems. FDA-approved nicotine patches and gum defined as cessation aids are not included in this category.

Use of tobacco, smoking and/or e-cigarettes will not be permitted on any property of Reedley College; this includes: campus buildings, residential facilities, outdoor structures, athletic facilities, parking structure, parking lots, surface lots, grounds areas, any areas previously identified as designated smoking areas, and in all Reedley College owned, leased, or rented vehicles.

Exception: students, staff, faculty, and visitors may smoke in their own personal vehicle with the windows completely rolled up, if on college property.

The sale, advertising, promotion, or distribution of tobacco products is also prohibited on all college owned or leased property. Each member of the Reedley College community including students, faculty, staff, and volunteers is responsible for observing and adhering to the smoke and tobacco-free policy.

State Center Community College District will support and assist efforts to stop smoking by providing literature, referrals to community cessation programs, and by sponsoring periodic campus smoking cessation programs.

Tobacco products will not be sold on campus either through vending machines or campus establishments.