Coastal Pines Technical College

Coastal Pines Technical College 2016-2017 Catalog and Student Handbook

Tobacco Usage

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In an effort to provide a healthier and cleaner environment for students, employees and visitors, the Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) main campus and all off-campus instructional sites are tobacco-free. The use of tobacco products (including, but not limited to, cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, personal vaporizers, electronic nicotine delivery systems, cigars, pipes, and smokeless tobacco) is prohibited inside and outside all buildings, parking lots, commons areas, and within any college vehicle or any vehicle operated by the College. This procedure applies to students, employees, and visitors.

The monitoring and enforcement of the tobacco-free campus procedure is the responsibility of all CPTC faculty, staff, and students.

Students
Students are expected to comply with the Tobacco-Free Campus Procedure. A fine of $15.00 will be assessed each time a student is witnessed violating the procedure on Coastal Pines Technical College grounds. Failure to pay a fine will result in a hold placed on student’s accounts. Habitual violators could face disciplinary sanctions issued by the college that could result in suspension or expulsion.

Faculty and Staff
Coastal Pines Technical College has the right to prohibit the use of tobacco products on its property. Those employees who use tobacco products do not have the right to violate this procedure.  An employee who fails to comply with this procedure will be subject to positive discipline procedures of the Technical College System of Georgia. Non-compliance should be reported to the employee’s supervisor.  Many cessation or other educational intervention resources are available for use by employees and may be recommended or required by the employee’s supervisor.

Personnel Renting/Using Grounds or Facilities
Coastal Pines Technical College has the right to prohibit the use of tobacco products on its property.  Personnel renting/using the grounds/facilities do not have the right to violate this procedure. Contract agreements with such personnel may be terminated or not renewed.