Tobacco Free Campus Policy

By College Board action, the new OCCC North County Center became tobacco
free on the first day of classes on September 29, 2008. The OCCC Central County
Campus and OCCC South County Center became tobacco free in Fall 2009.

Oregon Coast Community College Board of Education is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its employees, students and visitors by designating and maintaining each OCCC facility as tobacco-free environment.

In light of U.S. Surgeon General findings, OCCC will communicate to its employees and students that exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke and use of tobacco products are significant health hazards.

Consequently, use, distribution, or sale of all tobacco and nicotine products except those approved by the FDA for smoking cessation, in College buildings or on College premises, including in parking lots or outdoor spaces, without exception, or in College-owned, rented or leased vehicles, is prohibited. For the purpose of this policy, "tobacco" is defined to include any lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, bidi, clove cigarette, and any other smoking product; and smokeless or spit tobacco, also known as dip, chew, snuff or snus, in any form, vaporizing, electronic and any other form of device used for the purposes of smoking, vaporizing, dissolving, inhaling or ingesting any form of tobacco or nicotine product not approved by the FDA for smoking cessation.