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Tobacco-Free College

Section 2.F – Tobacco-Free College

Vance-Granville Community College is committed to providing its students and employees a safe and healthy campus environment. The College recognizes that the use of tobacco products can be detrimental to the health of students, employees, and visitors, and recognizes that it has an obligation to promote a healthy learning and work environment free from unwanted smoke and by-products of tobacco use. Thus, all College campus properties, grounds, and vehicles are tobacco free. Students who repeatedly violate the policy shall be referred to the Dean of Students, Equity, Retention & Success for action in accordance with the Student Conduct Code. College employees who repeatedly violate the policy shall be referred to their supervisor for appropriate action in accordance with personnel policies. Visitors unwilling to comply with the policy may be asked to leave the property and/or a college sponsored event.

Definitions used in this policy are as follows:
For the purpose of this policy, “tobacco products” are defined as any type of tobacco product including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, blunts, pipes, bidis, hookahs, smokeless or spit tobacco or snuff, or any products resembling or suggesting tobacco use including, but not limited to, electronic cigarettes and vapor pipes.

(approved July 16, 2018)