Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Environment

Administrative Rule
7.0401.01
Council: Administrative Services Council
Effective date: 09/08/15

Value Statement

Austin Community College District (“ACC” or “the College”) seeks to promote and protect the health and wellness of employees and students and to provide a safe, healthy, and productive teaching and learning environment for faculty, staff, students, and the public.

Administrative Rule

The College will provide a smoke- and tobacco-free environment for all College vehicles, facilities, and all campuses.

ACC prohibits the use, distribution, and/or sale of tobacco, smoke, and nicotine vapor products and devices (including, but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, water pipes, hookahs, electronic cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chewing tobacco, or any other related products and devices) by any person on all premises owned, rented, leased, or supervised by the College, including all College facilities, buildings, grounds, and vehicles. This prohibition applies to property owned by others that the College uses by agreement, and further applies to all College and personal vehicles on ACC District property. The only exception to this total prohibition shall be in those circumstances in which the College is party to a contract or other agreement relating to property that limits its authority in this regard.

The College shall not solicit nor accept a grant, gift, or any item or service of value from a manufacturer, distributor, or retailer whose principal business is tobacco, smoke, or nicotine vapor products and devices, and/or any other related products and devices. The College prohibits all tobacco, smoke, nicotine vapor, and/or any other related product advertising or sponsorships on its property, at College-sponsored events, or in publications produced by the College.

Responsibilities

  1. All ACC personnel are responsible for maintaining smoke- and tobacco-free campuses and facilities in accordance with the Guidelines and Procedures for this rule.
  2. The Purchasing department is responsible for notifying contractors and vendors of ACC’s smoke- and tobacco-free policy and for monitoring their compliance with the policy.

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