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Tobacco-Free Campus Initiative

Policy and Implementation Guidelines

Effective August 12, 2013, the Bluegrass Community & Technical College (BCTC) Tobacco Policy is revised to create a tobacco-free campus that encompasses all BCTC campuses and sites, including all BCTC owned, operated, leased or controlled properties. These guidelines are intended to assist employees and students in the implementation of this change. The new college policy states:

"BCTC Tobacco-Free Campus Policy: The use of all tobacco products is prohibited on all property owned, operated, leased, occupied, or controlled by BCTC,...“Properties” for purposes of this paragraph includes college buildings and structures, grounds, parking lots, enclosed bridges, walkways and sidewalks, and vehicles."

Violation of the Policy is defined as using any tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and other non-combustible tobacco products, within the prohibited areas.

Successful implementation of the Policy will engage everyone in creating a culture of compliance. Employees and student leaders will be advised to provide clear, compassionate, courteous, yet firm messages to communicate the Policy to any employee, student, visitor, vendor or contractor violating the Policy that prohibits the use of all tobacco products on BCTC property. Administrators and supervisors are encouraged to create increased policy awareness and are responsible for responding to reported violations of the Policy.

Please click the links in the left sidebar to review tobacco-free policies specific to employees, students, campus visitors and vendors, or to review Frequently Asked Questions.