Tobacco-Free Policy

OFFICIAL POLICY:

Florida SouthWestern State College is dedicated to providing a safe, healthy, comfortable, and productive learning environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Research findings show that tobacco use in general, including smoking and breathing secondhand smoke, constitutes a significant health hazard. Therefore, Florida SouthWestern State College declares the College to be a Tobacco-Free organization and sets the following rules regarding tobacco use.

Tobacco use, distribution, or sale, including, but not limited to smoking, is prohibited on College-owned, operated or leased property.

Enforcement of this policy depends upon the cooperation of all faculty, staff, and students not only to comply with this policy, but also to encourage others to comply with the policy.

Violations of this policy should be referred to the appropriate administrative office for review and appropriate action.

Organizers and attendees at public events, such as conferences, meetings, public lectures, social events and cultural events, using FSW facilities are required to abide by this policy. Organizers of such events are responsible for communicating this policy to attendees and its enforcement.

For the purposes of this policy, tobacco is defined as any product made of tobacco including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, pipes, bidis, and any and all chewing tobacco products.