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College Catalog

Smoking and Tobacco Use Policy

Smoking is prohibited in all college buildings and indoor facilities, on campus grounds and walkways, and in all areas where nonsmokers cannot avoid environmental smoke. Additionally, smoking will not be allowed in any college vehicle. All campus entrances are to be posted designating the campus as “smoke-free” and designating areas where smoking is permitted. Please note that smoking is permitted in private vehicles in nondesignated parking areas.

Smoking is permitted in the following areas only (Visit for campus directional and parking maps):

  • Pellissippi Campus—outer parking areas 01, 02, 03, 06, 08, 09 and 10
  • Magnolia Avenue Campus—main Open Parking area
  • Division Street Campus—lower Open Parking areas
  • Blount County Campus—see postings of designated areas

The use of mouth tobacco (to include dipping, chewing, etc.) is prohibited in all Pellissippi State buildings, facilities and vehicles.

The intent of the policy is to allow a smoke-free environment for all persons using our campuses. Tobacco use even in designated areas must be at 25 feet from walkways, crosswalks and other intended pedestrian traffic areas.

The policy applies to the entire College community, including employees, students and visitors. It is the responsibility of all faculty, staff, and students to adhere to, to enforce, and to inform visitors of the College’s smoking policy. If a student continues to disregard the posting, he/she will be reported to the vice president of Student Affairs or designee. If a nonstudent continues to disregard the posting, he/she will be reported to the appropriate administrator.

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