Tobacco-Free Policy (Effective January 1, 2012)
A. Gaston College is committed to providing a healthy, comfortable, and productive environment for its students, employees, and visitors.
B. Effective January 1, 2012, smoking and use of other tobacco products is prohibited by students, staff, faculty, or visitors:
1. In all campus buildings, facilities, or property owned, leased or operated by Gaston College, including outside areas, College-owned vehicles at all times, and other vehicles while on College property.
2. At lectures, conferences, meetings, and social/cultural events held on college property or campus grounds.
C. The success of this tobacco-free policy depends on the thoughtfulness, consideration, and cooperation of tobacco users and non-tobacco users. All students, employees, and visitors are responsible for adhering to this policy.
D. Violations of this policy will be treated in accordance with college disciplinary procedures for employees and students. For visitors, enforcement of this policy is the responsibility of the person(s) coordinating the visit or the person(s) responsible for the facility or area in use at the time.