Tobacco Use Policy

*No tobacco use is permitted on Yakima Valley Community College except in designated areas.*

4.20 TOBACCO USE POLICY

In accordance with state laws and regulations tobacco products, in any form, shall not be permitted except in designated areas. Because there is increasing evidence that use of tobacco creates a danger to public health, and in order to protect the public health, safety, and welfare, the declared purpose of this regulation is to prohibit the use of tobacco products in certain places which are used by and open to the general public.

"Tobacco" as used in this policy shall include products such as chewing tobacco or smoking or carrying of any kind of lighted pipe, cigar, or cigarette.

The adjective "public" as used in this policy shall mean any place used by and open to the general public, regardless of whether such place is owned by private persons, the State of Washington, or counties and counties and municipalities of the State of Washington.

4.20 TOBACCO USE

The use of tobacco products is prohibited at Yakima Valley Community College except in designated areas. In accordance with the Washington Clean Indoor Air Act of 1985 (RCW 70.160) and in recognition of the Executive Order Establishing Governor's Policy on Smoking in State Facilities (EO 88-06), and in recognition thattobacco use creates a danger to public health, it shall be the practice of Yakima Valley Community College to limit the use of tobacco products on its campuses as follows:

1.) Prohibited in college facilities or college vehicles.

2.) Permitted in designated areas only.

YVCC Yakima Campus Map and YVCC Grandview Campus Map

Turn on the tobacco use area layer to view designated areas.

For more information, contact YVCC Campus Security at 509.574.4610.