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Board of Trustees Pass 100% Tobacco-Free Campus Policy

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective August 1, 2010, HCC will become a ‘Smoke Free’ Campus. All forms and all usage of tobacco products will be prohibited. Anyone entering HCC’s campus and satellite facilities, including outdoor areas, parking lots, school driveway entrances, school driveway exits, and any HCC sponsored events will not be permitted to use tobacco products; this includes the use of tobacco in personal vehicles while on HCC property. Smoking Cessation resources are provided via Blackboard, G-mail, Groupwise, Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace.

You can view HCC's 100% Tobacco-Free Campus Policy HERE.

View the letter mailed to Faculty, Staff, and Students regarding this policy HERE.

Frequently  Asked  Questions

 

Question: Why is Halifax Community College going 100% Tobacco-Free?

Answer: The College recognizes that tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death in North Carolina and in the nation and is detrimental to the health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

 

Question: Did Halifax Community College survey the faculty and Staff to obtain their input?

Answer: Halifax Community College conducted a faculty and staff survey resulting in a 68.5% response to making HCC a 100% Tobacco Free Campus.

 

Question: Does North Carolina law allowing community colleges to make comprehensive tobacco policies?

Answer: Yes. Community colleges are able to pass comprehensive 100% tobacco-free college policies prohibiting tobacco use throughout the campus. (G.S. 143-599)

 

Question: What is a 100% Tobacco-Free Campus mean at Halifax Community College?

Answer: A 100% Tobacco-Free Campus means the use of tobacco is prohibited in all campus buildings, on all campus grounds, in facilities or property owned or leased by Halifax Community College.

 

Question: How is tobacco defined?

Answer: According to Halifax Community College’s policy, tobacco is defined as any type of tobacco product including, but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, pipes, Bidis, hookahs, smokeless or spit tobacco or snuff.

 

Question: Does the 100% Tobacco-Free Policy apply to everyone?

Answer: Yes. 100% Tobacco-Free applies to all students, faculty, staff, visitors, and contract workers, and vendors.

 

Question: Will Halifax Community College provide free, accessible tobacco treatment on campus?

Answer: Yes. Tobacco treatment programs shall be publicized regularly in student and staff publications, academic buildings, throughout Student Services, and other appropriate means.

 

Smoking Cessation Resources

Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy  for Full-Time College Students

 

Quit Now NC!

 

QuitlineNC Factsheet - English | Español

 

SmokeFree.gov

 

American Cancer Society: Guide to Quitting Smoking

Quitting Smoking: National Library of Medicine Resources