HS10 Smoking on Campus

  • Policy #: HS10
  • Responsible Authority: Director, Physical Resources
  • Approval Authority: President's Executive Committee
  • Executive Sponsor: Vice President, Finance and Administration
  • Approval Date: 1995/01/01
  • Last Reviewed: 2011/08/31
  • Mandatory Revision Date: 2016/08/31
  • Downloadable Version: Smoking on Campus

PURPOSE

To provide a smoke-free learning and working environment for the College community, in keeping with the Smoke Free Ontario Act (O. reg. 48/06)

SCOPE

All students, employees, contractors and the general public, including any persons or group renting or making use of College facilities 

DEFINITIONS

Word/Term

Definition

College Community

All students, staff, clients served by students, and visitors to the College.

POLICY

  1. The College recognizes that there are significant health hazards associated with exposure to second hand tobacco smoke. In keeping with the Smoke Free Ontario Act (O. reg. 48/06) and in order to provide a healthy and safe learning and working environment,  smoking is prohibited at all times inside any College owned or leased facility or vehicle.
  2. Smoking at entrances of College facilities is not consistent with the image the College wishes to project to its clients and the public. Consequently, smoking is only permitted outside of a 15 metres radius from any building entrance and exit, and where a smoking shelter is provided.
  3. Smoking is prohibited in any outdoor area of the College that is designated as non-smoking as  indicated  by the posted non-smoking signs.
  4. Smoking is permitted in smoking shelters provided in various areas on each campus or in outdoor areas where it is permitted.
  5. Health Services is responsible to maintain smoking cessation programs and promote smoking cessation through regular campaigns.


    Enforcement

  6. Members of the College Community who do not comply with this policy will be subject to disciplinary actions. Such disciplinary action will be progressive in the case of repeated violations.
  7. When requested by Security personnel or other College official, all College staff and students are to identify themselves by showing proper identification.
  8. Supervisors will impose disciplinary measures on receiving a report of a student or staff violation of this policy.
  9. Members of the general public who refuse to comply with this policy will be removed from the College premises.         
  10. 

PROCEDURE


Action


Responsibility                         

1.

Smoke in smoking shelters provided in various areas on each campus or in outdoor areas where it is permitted. 


Smoking members of the College Community


Enforcement



2.

Issue a Notice of Violation (Appendix 1) if a staff member or a student is found smoking in non-designated areas.


Security Services

3.

Send notice of infraction involving a staff member to the immediate supervisor. 


Security Services

4.

Review the incident with the staff member and impose disciplinary action.


Immediate Supervisor

5.

Send notice of infraction involving a student to the Director, Student Services who will act on the matter as a complaint of student misconduct under Policy SA 07 Student Conduct.


Security Services

6.

Ask members of the general public who refuse to comply with this policy to leave College property. 


Security Services

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION
Appendix 1         Smoking Policy Notice of Violation

RELATED POLICIES
HS 04     Staff and Student Identification
SA 07     Student Conduct

RELATED MATERIALS

Smoke Free Ontario Act (O. reg. 48/06)


HS 10: Appendix 1

SMOKING POLICY NOTICE OF VIOLATION


Date: _________________    Time: ________________


Location: _____________________________________


Staff                                        Student


Name: _______________________________________


Staff / Student ID#: _____________________________


Contact Information: ____________________________


At the above noted date and time the person indicated was found to be in contravention of Policy HS 10 Smoking on Campus .

Policy HS 10 Smoking on Campus  requires that appropriate discipline be carried out upon receipt of this notice by the immediate supervisor of the affected staff member or by the Student Conduct Board where a student has contravened the Policy.



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Security Officer