Update to Tobacco and Tobacco-Related Products Restrictions

The Tobacco and Tobacco-Related Products Restrictions Policy has been updated with new provisions that are effective immediately.  Designated smoking locations remain the same and the use of electronic cigarettes is now included in the policy.  Please review the full policy below.

 

Tobacco and Tobacco-Related Products Restrictions

Policy Statement:

To comply with state law, smoking is prohibited on the campus of Sinclair Community College except in officially designated locations.

Additionally, Sinclair restricts the use of any smokeless tobacco products, electronic cigarettes, or products intended to mimic tobacco products to these officially designated locations.

This policy is not intended to govern the use of nicotine patches, pills or gum.

Scope:

This policy applies to all employees, students and visitors to Sinclair facilities.

Provisions:

Smoking is prohibited right outside the doorways and where in-take vents for the College ventilation system are located.

Approved designated areas for smoking are identified by the presence of a smoking receptacle. Smokers and users of tobacco products must use the receptacles provided for disposal of waste and for smoking materials. Smoking is prohibited in any other area of the campus.

In addition, the use of smokeless tobacco products, electronic cigarettes, or any product intended to mimic tobacco products is banned in all Sinclair buildings and limited to designated smoking areas.

Enforcement

Repeated violations of the Tobacco Restriction policy are subject to action as follows:

Employees: administrative disciplinary measures

Students: Student Code of Conduct

All: smoking restriction guidelines are governed by Ohio Revised Code 3794.01 –

3794.09 and the Ohio Department of Health.

Responsibility:

Employees, students and visitors shall be knowledgeable of this policy and adhere to its provisions.

References and Related Policies:

Ohio Revised Code 3794.01 - 3794.09

Ohio Department of Health