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AP 3570 Tobacco Use

References:

NWCCU 2020 Standards:  None
ORS 339.883
ORS 431A.175
ORS 323.010


The College is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its employees, students and visitors. In light of evidence that the use of tobacco and nicotine and exposure to secondhand smoke and aerosol (commonly referred to as “vapor”) from electronic devices pose significant health and environmental hazards, smoking and other tobacco use is not permitted on campus by anyone under 21 years of age and only in designated smoking and tobacco use areas.

It is the responsibility of the administration to ensure compliance with this procedure. It is the responsibility of managers and supervisors to inform their employees of this procedure and it is the responsibility of all employees to inform the students.

In accordance with ORS 339.883 which defines Rogue Community College as a “Facility”; therefore RCC:

Shall not permit a person under 21 years of age to possess tobacco products or inhalant delivery systems while the person is present on facility grounds or in facility buildings or attending facility-sponsored activities.

Must have a written policy prohibiting the possession of tobacco products and inhalant delivery systems by persons under 21 years of age.

An “inhalant delivery system” and “Tobacco Products” are defined in ORS 431A.175:

“Inhalant Delivery System (such as atomizers, vaporizers, vape pens, e-cigarettes and electronic nicotine delivery systems) means:

A device that can be used to deliver nicotine or cannabinoids in the form of a vapor or aerosol to a person inhaling from the device; or

A component of a device described in this subparagraph or a substance in any form sold for the purpose of being vaporized or aerosolized by a device described in this subparagraph, whether the component or substance is sold separately or is not sold separately.

A device that can be used to deliver tobacco products to a person using the device; and (iv) A product that has not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for sale as a tobacco cessation product or for any other therapeutic purpose, if the product is marketed and sold solely for the approved purpose.

“Inhalant deliver system” does not include:

Any product that has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for sale as a tobacco cessation product or for any other therapeutic 2 purpose, if the product is marketed and sold solely for the approved purpose; and Tobacco products.

“Tobacco products” means:

Any product that is made from or derived from tobacco, and is intended for human consumption or is likely to be consumed, whether smoked, heated, chewed, absorbed, dissolved, inhaled or ingested by any other means, including, but not limited to, a cigarette, a cigar, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, snuff, or snus, bidis, cigars, cheroots, stogies, perique, granulated, plug cut, crimp cut, ready rubbed and other smoking tobacco, snuff, snuff flour, cavendish, plug and twist tobacco, fine - cut and other chewing tobaccos, shorts, refuse scraps, clippings, cuttings and sweepings of tobacco and other forms of tobacco, prepared in a manner that makes the tobacco suitable for chewing or smoking in a pipe or otherwise, or for both chewing and smoking.  Including cigarettes as defined in ORS 323.010.

All exceptions must be approved in advance by the RCC President or their designee with special consideration given to college approved cultural activities.


Rescinds Policy/Procedure Number: AP-106b

Approved: November 2, 2021