Tobacco Products

Scope

All employees, students, contractors, and visitors

Statement of Policy

In accordance with the Calhoun County Clean Indoor Air Regulation, Sections 1005, 1006 and 1007, Albion College is smoke free effective January 1, 2008.

Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas within this worksite without exception. This includes common work areas, auditoriums, classrooms, conference and meeting rooms, private offices, elevators, hallways, medical facilities, cafeterias, employee lounges, stairs, restrooms, employer owned or leased vehicles and equipment, and all other enclosed facilities.  Regarding non-living spaces of residential units, smoking is prohibited in offices, lobbies, hallways and other common areas.  Student rooms are not covered under this policy but are governed under other policies which can be found in the Student Handbook.

Smoking is also prohibited a minimum of 25 feet from any entrance, window, or ventilation system serving any enclosed area where smoking is prohibited. Smoking is prohibited so that persons entering or leaving a building or facility shall not be subjected to breathing tobacco smoke.

Enforcement of this Policy

All members of the campus community share in the responsibility for adhering to and abiding with this policy.

Complaints

Any person observing a violation of this policy is asked to first bring it to the attention of the offending party and seek voluntary cooperation. If the offender is noncompliant, the complainant will notify Campus Safety or another college official regarding the violation. If the complainant is uncomfortable addressing the offender, the complainant will directly notify Campus Safety or another college official regarding the violation. Campus Safety or the college official receiving a complaint will investigate and take action to resolve the issue as soon as possible. If all internal steps fail to result in compliance, the complainant may contact the Health Education Division of the Calhoun County Public Health Department at (269) 969-6393 for assistance.

Violations

Violations of the Calhoun County Indoor Air Regulation will be subject to disciplinary action(s) in the same manner as violations of other College policies. Persons violating this regulation and investigated by the Calhoun County Public Health Department will be subject to fines as outlined in the regulation.

Assistance to Smokers

Employees who smoke and would like to take this opportunity to quit may contact Human Resources for referral to smoking cessation programs offered by the college.  Students may contact Student Health Services for similar services.

Additional resources are available from the Calhoun County Public Health Department, Health Education Division at (269) 969-6393  for information on smoking cessation services.

Policy Adopted November 26, 2007. PAC approved