Tuesday, August 9, 2016

No Smoking or Vaping on all Vol State Campuses

A reminder for everyone:
Volunteer State Community College prohibits the use of tobacco on any campus property for all students, faculty, staff, contractors and visitors. The updated policy went into effect January 1, 2016. The use of tobacco and vaping (e-cigarette) products is prohibited in college buildings and on college grounds, including parking areas, walkways and buildings.  This does include any vehicles located on campus property on campus locations in Gallatin, Springfield, CHEC and Livingston. 
Prohibited products include:
·         Cigarettes
·         Cigars
·         Tobacco Chew or Snuff
·         Clove Cigarettes
·         Electronic Cigarettes (Vaping)
·         And all other products that are smokable substances and/or use tobacco
The tobacco-vape-free policy is a part of Vol State’s commitment to creating a healthy and sustainable environment for all members of our campus community and is designed to be positive and health directed.  Individuals noticing violations of the policy should strive to be non-confrontational and respectful to tobacco or vape users when communicating our policy.  Additionally, tobacco or e-cigarette users are expected to adhere to the policy and likewise be respectful to the remainder of campus.  Enforcement of the policy will be achieved primarily through education, awareness and a spirit of cooperation.
Vol State is not requiring faculty, staff and students to quit using tobacco products; however, we do expect the policy to be followed while on Vol State property, and we are offering support to our students and employees who wish to stop using prohibited products.

For more information and tips on how to stop using tobacco, please visit www.volstate.edu/tobaccofree

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