|Policy Number: ||3354:2-10-10
|Title: ||Policy for a Smoke-free Environment
Date Approved by the Board of Trustees: 9/5/91
Updated & Approved: 4/1/15, 3/9/22
Lakeland Community College is dedicated to providing a healthy, comfortable, and productive working and learning environment for all members of the college community. Therefore, effective August 16, 2022, smoking and/or the use of tobacco is prohibited on college property, including outdoor spaces, and throughout college-owned or leased buildings and/or in college-owned or leased vehicles.
"Smoking" is defined as inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying any lighted or heated cigar, cigarette, or pipe, or any other lighted or heated tobacco or plant product intended or inhalation, including hookahs and marijuana, whether natural or synthetic, in any manner or in any form. "Smoking" also includes the use of an electronic smoking device which creates an aerosol or vapor, in any manner or in any form, or the use of any oral smoking device for the purpose of circumventing the prohibition of smoking in this policy.
"Tobacco" is defined as all tobacco-derived or containing products, including and not limited to, cigarettes (e.g., clove, bidis, kreteks), electronic cigarettes, cigars, and cigarillos, hookah smoked products, pipes, oral tobacco (e.g., spit and spitless, smokeless, chew, snuff) and nasal tobacco (e.g., snus). It also includes any product intended to mimic tobacco products, contain tobacco flavoring, or deliver nicotine other than via a personal smokeless application for the purpose of cessation.
Students and employees violating this policy may be subject to disciplinary action. Visitors violating this policy may be denied access to campus.