The College intends to create a learning and working environment that promotes the health and well-being of all students and employees. To help achieve this, the College shall be designated a “restricted smoking” campus and the use of any tobacco product shall be permitted only in designated smoking shelters.
Legal compliance: (1) The College recognizes its obligations to comply with RCW chapter 70.160 and WAC 296-800-240 and -24005. The College will seek to make sure that smoking shelters are at least twenty-five feet from entrances, exits, windows that open, and ventilation intakes that serve an enclosed area where smoking is prohibited. (2) Electronic smoking devices are prohibited in public places on College property to the extent required by applicable law or regulation. For example, see the Pierce County Health Department’s “Environmental Health Code”, Chapter 9.
Enforcement: Failure to use a smoking shelter when required to do so is a violation of this Policy and Procedure, subject to appropriate employee or student discipline.
Tobacco product defined: A tobacco product is any product made or derived from tobacco that is intended for human consumption, including but not limited to a cigarette, cigar, smoking tobacco, or chewing tobacco.