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WCCS is committed to providing its employees and students with a comfortable and healthy working environment. Due to the increasing evidence of the dangers of tobacco smoke, the college seeks to limit the usage of tobacco on its premises to avoid health problems that might be caused or adversely affected by secondhand smoke. Employees and students are strongly encouraged not to smoke. The college recognizes, however, that the decision to smoke is a personal one. While the college does not wish to interfere with that decision, it does want to protect those who have chosen not to smoke. Therefore, on these premises, smoking is restricted to specified smoking areas.
In accordance with State Board Policy 514.01, smoking shall be prohibited in any enclosed, indoor area owned or operated by the college, and no area therein may be designated for smoking. As an extension of this policy, the college hereby designates all enclosed, indoor areas on all campuses as SMOKE and TOBACCO FREE zones along with all college owned vehicles. This policy shall apply equally to employees, students, visitors, vendors, etc. “NO SMOKING” signs will be posted, as needed, at the discretion of the college. Employees, students, visitors, etc., may smoke only in designated smoking areas outside the buildings. No cigar or pipe smoking is allowed. There is absolutely no smoking or use of tobacco products in classrooms, restrooms, offices, elevators, hallways, medical areas, or stairways. Smoking or tobacco use is not allowed in the theater, cafeteria, student center, or any other common use area. Smoking in private offices or common areas inside the building is prohibited.