Aug 31, 201101:22 PMBlog
South Puget Sound Community College goes tobacco-free
"The students had indicated an interest in changing the way we handled smoking on campus," said Shelia Emery, chief human relations officer. "It's also a huge workload for security and our custodians and groundskeepers. All those things came together."
The new policy makes the campus tobacco free with one exception: tobacco use inside privately owned vehicles in parking lots on campus is allowed.
"It's got to be in your vehicle," said Lonnie Hatman, director of security. "Not anywhere else."
The policy applies to all tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco. It also applies to "smokeless" and electronic cigarettes, so there's no confusion.