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Tobacco-Free Campus

Tobacco Free at MCCMuskegon Community College is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its employees, students and visitors. Muskegon Community College recognizes the health hazards of tobacco use and of exposure to secondhand smoke. As a community center, Muskegon Community College strongly discourages the use of any and all tobacco products and is aware that tobacco use influences underage students, accumulates unsightly tobacco litter and interferes with assuring clean air for all who come to the college. 

At the August 2009 meeting the MCC Board of Trustees adopted a Tobacco Free Environment policy. The policy states “The use, distribution or sale of tobacco is prohibited in college buildings, on college premises and in vehicles owned, rented or leased by the college.” The Board designated January 1, 2010 as the date for the implementation of the new policy.
 
A Tobacco Free implementation committee has been formed that includes students, staff and faculty. This committee will be working on the details of notification, signage, enforcement and promoting programs and services that will aid students and staff to decrease or stop tobacco use. 

Look for much more information in the near future about this new policy and how it will help MCC provide a safe and healthy environment for its employees, students and visitors.
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5.11.00 Tobacco Free Environment  -- adopted 8/19/2009

The use, distribution or sale of tobacco is prohibited in college buildings, on college premises and in vehicles owned, rented or leased by the college.

The College President or designee will develop and periodically review administrative regulations and procedures necessary to maintain this policy, including provisions for notification, signage, disciplinary consequences, complaint procedures, enforcement and guidelines for temporary policy waivers. 

Muskegon Community College will offer and promote programs and services that include practical evidence-based approaches to decrease or stop tobacco use for students and employees.

All college employees are to assist in monitoring and enforcing the above policy.