SCC Environmental Standard for Smoking

Starting Fall 2014

Smoking is prohibited in all College/District facilities.  Smoking is also prohibited within 30 feet of any building entrance, exit, door, operable window and/or air intake duct (LRCCD Regulation 1411.5.10).  Sacramento City College, in order to promote a smoke-free, clean air environment, further limits smoking to designated smoking areas and parking lots.  These designated smoking areas can be found throughout the campus.  Furthermore, to ensure a clean physical environment, smoking waste (e.g.  butts, filters, and Electronic Nicotine Device) should be placed in a receptacle designated for cigarette waste.  Smoking outside designated smoking areas/parking lots and inappropriate disposal of smoking waste may be subject to discipline.

Definitions:  a) “Smoking” means inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying any lighted or heated cigar, cigarette, pipe, or any electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) and marijuana that is intended for inhalation, in any manner or in any form.   “Smoking” also includes the use of an e-cigarette which creates a vapor, in any manner or in any form, or the use of any oral smoking device for the purpose of circumventing the prohibition of smoking in this policy. b) “ENDS” means any electronic oral device, such as one composed of a heating element, battery, and/or an electronic circuit, which provides a vapor of nicotine or any other substances, and the use or inhalation of which simulates smoking.  The term shall include any such device, whether manufactured, distributed, marketed, or sold as an e-cigarette, e-cigar, e-pipe, or under any other product name or descriptor.

Free cessation services are provided in Health Services (RN125) for individuals interested in quitting smoking or smokeless tobacco use.  Additionally, for help quitting, individuals may contact the California Smokers’ Helpline at 1-800-NOBUTTS or visit