2016-2017 Student Handbook

Tobacco-free College

College of Central Florida strives to promote the health and wellness of its students and employees as well as a safe, comfortable environment for all who work, study, conduct business, or visit the college. Therefore, it is the policy of the District Board of Trustees that the College of Central Florida shall be a tobacco-free college. www.CF.edu/Tobaccofree

  1. Tobacco of any kind, in any form shall be prohibited at the College of Central Florida. This includes but is not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, inhalers, vaporizers, and electronic smoking-simulated instruments.* Snuff, chewing tobacco, and other tobacco products are also prohibited.
  2. The use of tobacco of any kind shall be prohibited on all college owned, operated, leased, and/or controlled properties and facilities such as: buildings, student housing, bridges, walkways, sidewalks, parking lots and garages, on-campus streets and driveways, grounds, and exterior open spaces including the Enterprise Center and the Appleton Museum of Art.
  3. Tobacco use shall be prohibited in all college leased or owned vehicles both on and off college property.
  4. Tobacco use shall be prohibited in all personal vehicles while on college property.
  5. Smoking materials must be extinguished prior to entering upon any CF property without exception. All tobacco products in use must be disposed of appropriately prior to entering upon any CF property which includes enclosed vehicles.
  6. The sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products, and the free distribution of tobacco products are prohibited.
  7. This policy does not apply to off-campus facilities leased or used by the college for college events or functions. On those occasions, the tobacco policy of the facility shall be applicable.
  8. The president or designee is authorized to develop procedures to implement this policy including provisions for notification, signage, compliance, and enforcement.

*Electronic smoking simulated cigarettes (e-cigarettes) produce a vapor of undetermined and potentially harmful substances, which may appear similar to the smoke emitted by traditional tobacco products. Their use in workplaces and public places where smoking of traditional tobacco products is prohibited creates concern and confusion and leads to difficulties in enforcing the smoking prohibitions.

(Florida Statute 386.201 et. seq. , 1001.64(5), 1001.65; Florida Administrative Code 6A-14.0261; CF Board Policy 3.28)