Pellissippi State Tobacco Use Policy 08:06:00
Pellissippi State Community College recognizes the increasing weight of scientific evidence that smoking is harmful not only to the active smoker but also to the "passive" smoker who is exposed to others' smoke. Furthermore, the Center for Disease Control has reported that passive tobacco smoke cannot be effectively removed from the workplace by ventilation or by air filtration. Smoking is defined as the lighting or carrying of a lighted cigarette, pipe, or similar device.
As of August 6, 2007 smoking is prohibited in all college buildings and indoor facilities, campus grounds and walkways, and all areas where non-smokers cannot avoid environmental smoke. Additionally, smoking will not be allowed in any college vehicle. All campus entrances are to be posted designating the campuses as "Smoke Free" and designating areas where smoking is permitted.
Smoking will be permitted in the following areas only:
|Pellissippi Campus||Outer parking areas 01, 02, 03, 06, 08, and 09.|
|Magnolia Avenue Campus||Main Open parking area.|
|Division Street Campus||The lower Open parking areas.|
|Blount County Campus||The south half of the 01 and 02 parking areas.|
The use of mouth or smokeless tobacco (to include dipping, chewing, etc.) is also prohibited under this policy and is subject to the same restrictions.
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, enforce and inform visitors of the College's smoking policy. If a student continues to disregard the posting, he/she will be reported to Student Affairs. If an employee continues to disregard the posting, he/she will be reported to the appropriate administrator.
Print and distribute these fliers to help encourage our students and employees to adopt the College tobacco policy.
Smoking Cessation Resources
Cutting-edge, evidence-based tools designed to help specific audiences quit smoking and remain smoke-free. The free 39-page booklet can be viewed online, downloaded in PDF format, or ordered online for a nominal shipping charge.
American Lung Association fact sheet
American Lung Association Freedom from Smoking
The Scoop on Smoking
Knox County Health Department - Division of Health Education and Promotion
Smoke Free Knoxville
Hiram College Student Health Services information sheet
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Tennessee Department of Health "Quit Line" Program
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