Appendix XVIII

Appendix XVIII

Smoking Policy


VCCCD Smoking Policy

The Ventura County Community College District is a smoke and tobacco-free environment. Smoking, vaping, and the use of tobacco products is always prohibited on all District properties. This administrative procedure applies to students, faculty, staff, administrators, visitors, and general members of the public.

This prohibition includes the use of all tobacco products, including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, little cigars, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco, snuff, hookahs, and an electronic device that delivers nicotine or other vaporized liquids to a person inhaling from the device (e.g., e-cigarettes and vaporizers).

District property includes both indoor and outdoor areas of property that is owned, leased, or otherwise controlled by the District, including but not limited to: classrooms, offices, lobbies, lounges, waiting areas, stairwells, restrooms, walkways, sidewalks, lawns, athletic fields and viewing stands, parking lots, warehouses, storage yards, and District-owned or leased vehicles.

The District offers the following resources for students, faculty, and staff interested in quitting smoking or using tobacco. Each campus will provide resources on the Student Health Center webpages. Additionally, students, faculty, and staff who are interested in smoking cessation are encouraged to explore the free services offered by the California Smokers Helpline at 1-800-NO-BUTTS and