Chapter 3358:14-19 Policy on Tobacco Use

3358:14-19-01 Smoking and use of tobacco policy.

(A) The board of trustees recognizes that the use of tobacco presents a health hazard which can have serious consequences both for the user and the non-user and is, therefore, of concern to the board.

(B) For purposes of this policy, "use of tobacco" shall mean all uses of tobacco, including a cigar, cigarette, pipe, snuff, and any other device or process wherein the user ingests in a manner similar to cigar, cigarette, pipe, snuff (with or without tobacco and with or without nicotine), including but not limited to electronic cigarettes.

(C) In order to protect students and staff who choose not to use tobacco from an environment noxious to them, and because the board cannot, even by indirection, condone the use of tobacco, the board prohibits the use of tobacco on the college campus and in fleet vehicles at all times. Exceptions to this policy include personal vehicles and a designated smoking area authorized by the campus.

Effective: 3/16/2015
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3358
Rule Amplifies: 3358