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Tobacco-Free and Smoke-Free Campus Policy

The Presidentís Cabinet, with the endorsement of the Student Engagement Council and the College Environmental Health and Safety Committee have approved that smoking and the use of tobacco products will be confined to an individualís automobile. Effective January 2, 2004, Georgia Highlands College and all campus locations will become tobacco-less and smoke-free environments. What this means is that the use of all tobacco products will be prohibited on Georgia Highlands College property.

In 1994, the college banned all use of tobacco in its buildings in an attempt to eliminate the health hazards of second-hand smoke. Because of our continued concern for the health and safety of the faculty, staff, students, and guests on our campuses, we modified that policy to include all campus areas. With the use of tobacco products on the rise, particularly among our younger populations, we feel this is an opportunity to emphasize our commitment to best health practices and a cleaner and healthier environment.

Approved by Cabinet: October 20, 2003

Endorsed by Student Engagement Council: November 17, 2003

Page last updated: April 18, 2012