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Smoke-free Campus Policy

Memorandum #151 Smoke-free Campus Policy

Revised: March 16, 2016

Original Number: 34
Original Date of Issue: April 30, 1970

Reissued: 34A - January 16, 1984
  34B - May 17, 1993
  151 October 20, 2008
  151 January 2, 2013
151 December 10, 2014

Purpose
Due to the well-documented health risks associated with smoking and exposure to
second-hand smoke and in order to create a healthier environment for all students,
employees, volunteers, independent contractors, and visitors of the Community College
of Philadelphia, all campuses will become smoke-free effective January 1, 2017.


Accountability
All employees of the College are asked to support smoke-free campus efforts by
following this policy and informing those who are in violation of the policy. Wallet cards
announcing that the College is smoke-free and directing individuals to smoking cessation
resources will be made available to any member of the College community who wishes to
distribute them.


Applicability
This policy shall apply to all students, employees, volunteers, independent contractors
and visitors to the College.


Policy
Smoking, including the use of nicotine-delivery systems, is, without exception, prohibited
everywhere on Community College of Philadelphia’s Main Campus and Regional Centers.