2019-2020 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Jul 12, 2024  
2019-2020 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tobacco Use Policy



It is the policy of Robeson Community College to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations regarding tobacco use and to provide a learning and work environment that promotes productivity and the well-being of its students and employees.


  1. The College recognizes that tobacco use in the workplace can adversely affect employees as well as students and other patrons. Accordingly, tobacco use is restricted at all of the College’s facilities. Smoking /tobacco use, including smokeless tobacco products, is prohibited within 50 feet of any College building entrance, on balconies and porches, and within 50 feet of any building air intake grill.

  2. Tobacco use is prohibited inside all College facilities and College vehicles. These products include but are not limited to cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, pipes, hookahsmoked products, oral and smokeless tobacco products, electronic cigarettes, and any additional products that meet the definition of a tobacco product as defined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The President is responsible for implementing and monitoring tobacco use regulations, and all administrative and supervisory personnel are expected to enforce the regulations.

  3. The tobacco use policy applies to employees, students, and visitors while on the College premises.

  4. Employees, students and visitors are expected to exercise common courtesy and to respect the needs and sensitivities of individuals with regard to the tobacco use policy. Tobacco users have a special obligation to keep smoking areas litter-free and not to abuse break and work rules.

  5. Complaints regarding tobacco use should be resolved at the lowest administrative level possible but may be processed through the College’s grievance procedure. Employees and students who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary action.

  6. The College does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of their use of legal products, such as tobacco.

  7. Employees may contact Student Support Center or information regarding the effects of tobacco use and the availability of smoking cessation programs.
This policy complies with the North Carolina Administrative Code, Title 23, Chapter 2, Sub-Chapter 2C, Section .0210 requirement as authorized by Section 115D of the NC General Statutes.

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