No Smoking Policy

Archived: Active
Effective Date: August 31, 2015
Steward: Envirornmental Health and Safety
Approval Authority: President and Vice Presidents
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Approval Date: August 31, 2015

Purpose/Rationale

  •  A no smoking policy contributes to a healthier learning and work environment.
  •  Tobacco smoke negatively affects the health of smokers and non smokers.
  •  The college must comply with WAC 296-800-240, RCW 70.160 and the college’s Air Quality policy.
  •  A no smoking policy reduces damage to campus facilities and lowers the risk of fire hazard.

 

 

This policy applies to:

Any person on college property or in a college vehicle

 

1.    No smoking is permitted on campus

  • Smoking is not permitted in any college owned, leased or managed building, structure or vehicle.
  •  Smoking is not permitted in any outside area or locations, except as outlined in section 2 below.

 

2.  Exception areas may be designated for smoking

  • The Vice President for Finance and Administration may designate specific outside areas for smoking.  Designated areas will be posted with signage.
  • The Environmental Health and Safety web page will post a map showing the location of designated smoking areas.

 

3.  Smoking cessation programs may be available

  • Staff and faculty can contact their individual health plans for smoking cessation assistance.
  • Students can contact the Health Center for smoking cessation resources.

 

4. Enforcement

  • Every member of the Evergreen community is expected to abide by this policy and encourage others to do so as well.
  • Students who are out of compliance may be reported to Student Conduct.
  • Violations of the policy by faculty or staff may be referred to the appropriate supervisor. Repeated violators may be subject to discipline as appropriate.
  • Other individuals who are out of compliance may be cited and criminally trespassed.

 

5.  Smoking

 

  • Means the inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying of any lighted, smoking or activated-vapor equipment, including, but not limited to, electronic cigarettes, e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes, cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos or pipes.

 

Authority

RCW 70.160
WAC 296-800-240 Environmental tobacco smoke in office work environments

Executive Order 88-06