Reference: Board Policy 6810 Smoking
VCCCD Smoking Policy
In the interest of the health and welfare of students, employees, and the public, smoking is banned during any instructional, programmatic, or official district or college function, in all District vehicles, in all District buildings, and within twenty feet of the exit or entrance of any building. Individual colleges may adopt a more restrictive policy. No administrative procedure is required.
Smoking, including the use of electronic smoking devices and the use of tobacco products, is prohibited on all property and in all indoor and outdoor spaces owned, leased, licensed, or otherwise controlled by VCCCD. Smoking, including the use of electronic smoking devices and the use of smokeless tobacco products, is prohibited in all vehicles owned by VCCCD, and at any event or activity on campus property. Furthermore, the use of nicotine products or nicotine delivery systems that are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as cessation devices is prohibited in all indoor and outdoor spaces where smoking and tobacco use is prohibited. Products covered under this policy include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, water pipes (hookahs), electronic smoking devices such as electronic cigarettes and electronic hookahs, chewing tobacco, spit tobacco, snus, snuff, and dissolvable tobacco products. Violators shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action – see Student Code of Conduct.
The use of tobacco products is prohibited within any Oxnard College facility and/or any outside area of the campus, including all parking lots.
Tobacco products covered under this policy include, but are not limited to:
• water pipes (hookahs)
• electronic smoking devices (example: electronic cigarettes and electronic hookahs)
• chewing tobacco
• spit tobacco / snus / snuff and
• dissolvable tobacco products
This smoking policy applies to students, faculty, staff, administrators, visitors, and the general public attending campus events. Additionally, this smoking policy shall apply to all Oxnard College facilities and vehicles owned or leased, regardless of location.
Violators shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action – see Student Code of Conduct.
In the interest of the health and welfare of students, employees, and the public, smoking and tobacco use is prohibited on the Ventura College Main Campus as well as the Ventura College East Campus in Santa Paula. This policy was effective June 1, 2017.
The smoke-free policy is on that prohibits the use of smoke- producing tobacco, such as cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, small cigars, pipes and hookah. It also includes nicotine delivery devices such as electronic cigarettes. The tobacco free policy prohibits the use of any tobacco products, including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, small cigars, pipes, hookah, and smokeless tobacco (otherwise known as dip, chew, snuff, spit, snus) and other smokeless products.
Smoking and/or the use of smokeless tobacco products are prohibited in all indoor and all outdoor campus property, including parking lots, facilities and vehicles, whether owned, rented or leased.
For help with Smoking Cessation Products contact the Student Health Center at (805) 289-6346.
Questions regarding this policy, shall be directed to the President or his/ her designee.