Smoking & Tobacco Use

  • SMOKE AND TOBACCO-FREE CAMPUS POLICY

    Carroll Community College is a smoke and tobacco-free environment. Smoking, vaping, and/or tobacco use is prohibited in College-owned or leased buildings and off-campus sites operated by the College; all College property including parking lots, athletic fields, and amphitheater; and College-owned vehicles. Tobacco and smoking products restricted from use include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, bidi, clove cigarettes, dip, chew, snuff, snus, and electronic cigarettes.

    Policy approved by the Board of Trustees of Carroll Community College on September 17, 2008 and effective as of January 2, 2009.
    Revised November 6, 2012

    Enforcement of Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus Policy

    The College Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus Policy relies on the thoughtfulness, consideration, and cooperation of tobacco users and non-tobacco users for its success. It is the responsibility of the College community, as well as visitors to the college, to observe the policy and to not use tobacco and smoking products on campus.

    Employees

    Employees who fail to comply with the College’s Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus policy will be issued a written warning for violating the policy and provided with an information card regarding the policy and options for assistance. In addition, a copy of the violation will be provided to the employee’s supervisor and to the Director of Human Resources to determine the proper action to take with respect to the college’s Employee Handbook.

    Students

    Students who fail to comply with the College’s Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus policy will be advised of the policy, provided with an information card regarding the policy and options for assistance, and requested to comply with the policy. If a student refuses to comply upon request, the student will be issued a written warning from Security and asked to leave College property. The written warning of the incident will be provided to the Integrity and Judicial Affairs Advocate. The Integrity and Judicial Affairs Advocate will review the violation and determine the proper action to take with respect to the College’s Code of Integrity for Academic and Behavioral Standards which outlines the Standards of Student Conduct. If a student refuses to comply or leave, Security will contact local law enforcement to assist in removing the student from College property.

    Visitors

    Visitors to the College who fail to comply with the College’s Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus policy will be provided by Security with an information card regarding the policy and options for assistance and asked to comply with the policy. If a visitor refuses to comply upon request of Security, the visitor will be issued a written warning from Security and asked to leave College property. If a visitor refuses to comply or leave, Security will contact local law enforcement to assist in removing the visitor from College property.

    Reporting Violations

    College Security, as a part of their normal responsibilities, will provide enforcement support for the College’s Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus policy by informing individuals of the policy and proper compliance; by reporting violations when an individual refuses to comply with the policy; and by responding appropriately when called to a situation that may warrant their added involvement. Individuals who observe violations of this policy may contact Campus Security via the Information Center at 410-386-8000 (dial “0” from a campus phone).

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