Smoking Matters

At Sacramento City College (SCC) we recognize that the health and well being of our campus community is essential to our students’ success in reaching their goals.

To promote healthy life choices, SCC presently has an environmental standard for smoking which prohibits smoking outside Designated Smoking Areas on the main campus, our West Sacramento campus, and Davis campus (see maps).

SCC Environmental Standard for Smoking


Main Campus DSA Map

Davis Campus DSA Map

West Sacramento Campus DSA Map

How is the environmental standard for smoking enforced? The answer is community policing. This campus is our community and our responsibility.
Smokers: Please familiarize yourself with the smoking areas and refrain from smoking in non-designated areas.
Non‐smokers: Please be courteous when reminding smokers to use the Designated Smoking Areas.

If you see a person smoking (including those that use electronic smoking devices) outside a designated smoking area on SCC property: 

S  – “Smile” – Introduce yourself.
M – “Make” the assumption that the person doesn’t know about the changes.
O – “Offer” information on how to locate the DSAs.
K – “Kindly” remind the person that this includes all smoking, including electronic smoking devices.
E – “Enforce” the new standard and ask the person to stop smoking outside of the DSAs.

  1. Be polite and friendly
  2. Assume that the person does not know about the designated smoking areas on our campus.
  3. Explain that smoking is only allowed in the 6 Designated Smoking Areas.
  4. Let them know that DSAs are noted on the signs and campus maps.

And all of us will need to help campus visitors understand that smoking is permissible only in these designated areas.

Useful Links

Campus Safety Committee – Smoking Subcommittee

SCC is Going Tobacco Free – Presidents Announcement


Results of Survey 4-2015 announcement

SCC Smoking Survey Comparison 2014 2015

2014 Smoking Survey Short Summary

SCC 2014 Survey Summary Part 1

SCC 2014 Survey Summary Part 2

Why electronic smoking devices are included in the standard:

10 Reasons to Include E-Cigarets in Smoking Policies

CDPH State Health Officer Health Advisory on E-Cigarettes 1/28/2015

Cancer Causing Chemicals in E-cigarettes