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DMACC Policies and Procedures 
    
DMACC Policies and Procedures
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HR3322 - Tobacco and E-Cigarette Use on College Property


Procedure

Section: GENERAL INFORMATION

I. Institutional Regulations

The College is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its employees, students and visitors. In compliance with Iowa Code Chapter 142D, the Smoke-Free Air Act, and findings of the U.S. Surgeon General that use of tobacco is a contributing factor to significant health hazards, it is the intent of the College to establish a tobacco free environment. No consumption of tobacco is allowed on any college property or in any college facility; this includes all buildings, grounds, sidewalks and streets within the campus proper. The College will display notice of its tobacco-free policy at all college locations.

II. Procedure

  1. For the purpose of this policy, “tobacco” is defined to include all lit or unlit cigarettes, cigars, pipes, bidis, clove cigarettes, and all other smoking products; smokeless or spit tobaccos, also known as dip, chew, snuff or snus, vapors, and e-cigarettes in any form.
  2. Faculty and staff who do not comply with the this procedure and related College policy will be issued fines in compliance with Iowa Code 142D and/or will be subject to DMACC disciplinary action.
  3. Supervisors of employees who do not comply with this procedure and related College policy shall follow progressive discipline as outlined in HR 3235, beginning with a verbal warning.
  4. Faculty and staff members who witness a student violating this procedure or related College policy should follow the related Student Services guidelines for student compliance.
  5. Faculty and staff members who witness employees violating this policy should follow the following guidelines:
    1. Provide the violator with a courteous reminder of DMACC’s policy.
    2. Contact the individual’s supervisor if:
      1. You are not comfortable reminding the violator about the policy and wish to report the violation,
      2. The violator is a frequent offender.
      3. The violator is rude, discourteous, or defiant.
  6. Employees who witness visitors or contractors violating this policy should provide the violator with a courteous reminder of DMACC’s policy.
  7. Harassment or intimidation of violators or those reporting violations is not allowed and is subject to DMACC disciplinary policy.
  8. The College provides reasonable assistance to any employee who seeks information regarding tobacco use, including counseling, treatment or rehabilitation programs.


Cross Reference:
Procedure ES4635 - Tobacco Free Campus  

Policy F804 - Tobacco and E-Cigarette Use on College Property 

Policy HR411 - Discipline  

Policy HR417 - Employee Conduct and Conflict of Interest  

Revised:
October 1, 2014

February 1, 2016

September 1, 2020



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