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No person shall use tobacco, tobacco product(s), and/or tobacco substitute(s) on any property owned, operated, leased, or managed by Anne Arundel Community College, including, but not limited to, buildings, parking lots, college-owned vehicles, fields/lawns, and venues rented or controlled for college-sponsored activities. This policy further prohibits the promotion, marketing, advertising, sampling, distribution, or sale of the tobacco products and substitutes listed below by any person or company on any of the college properties described above.

This policy applies to all forms of tobacco, tobacco products, tobacco substitutes, and tobacco delivery devices. Prohibited products and devices include all tobacco-derived or containing products or substitutes, including, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, pipes, chewing tobacco, snuff, snus, dissolvable tobacco, other smokeless tobacco.
  2. E-cigarettes, electronic nicotine delivery systems, hookahs and other devices whose products are inhaled and/or which produce a vapor.
  3. Any tobacco-, nicotine- or smoking-related product which has an actual or potential effect upon a nonuser.
  4. Any tobacco-, nicotine- or smoking-related product existing at this time this policy is adopted.
  5. Any tobacco-, nicotine- or smoking-related product which may be developed in the future.

Smoking/tobacco cessation products such as nicotine patches, gum, and similar products or physician-prescribed medications, are not restricted by this policy.

The board of trustees hereby authorizes the president or his/her designee to develop and establish appropriate procedure to implement and enforce this policy and to develop, implement, maintain and keep current an educational, informational and compliance program consistent with this policy.

Policy Title: Tobacco and Tobacco Substitutes Use and Promotion on College Property        

Policy Category: General

Policy Owner: Vice President for Learning Resources Management

Policy Administrator: Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety

Contact Information: Sean Kapfhammer;; 410-777-2836

Approval Date: Jan. 13, 2015

Effective Date: July 1, 2015

History: Adopted on Feb. 28, 2006; revised April 14, 2009; Jan. 13, 2015

Applies to: All faculty, staff, students and visitors  

Related Policies: N/A

Related Procedures: N/A

Forms/Guidelines: N/A

Relevant Laws: N/A