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News: PCC Becomes Smoke-Free Campus

Pasadena City College will be a smoke-free campus effective January 1, 2014, joining more than 1,000 other tobacco-free or smoke-free campuses in the nation. The new policy is part of PCC’s continuous effort at creating a healthier living, learning, and working campus environment. 

The ban prohibits the use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes of all kinds (e.g., hookahs and bongs) and smokeless devices, including non-regulated nicotine products.

Students, employees, and visitors who violate the policy will be fined with tiered citations for first ($25), second ($50), and third ($75) offenses. Students on their first violation will have the opportunity to have the citation waived if they enroll in a smoking cessation program, offered by PCC’s Student Health Services.

“This change in policy is based on a June 2013 campus-wide survey of students, staff, faculty, and managers, with 61% of the respondents wanting at least a smoke-free campus, and 72% wanting the tiered citation enforcement,” said Jo Buczko, PCC’s Campus Health and Safety Committee co-chair. “We hope to build a culture of compliance with so many people being in favor of a healthier campus.”

PCC’s last policy revision was in August 2009 when the campus went smoke-free except for designated smoking areas.

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Release Date: 08/23/2013
Contact: Juan F. Gutierrez , Director, Public Relations
Phone: (626) 585-7315

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