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Tobacco Free

Kirtland Community College is Tobacco-freeAs of July 1, 2012, Kirtland Community College will be tobacco-free in accordance with the following board-approved policy:

POLICY 2.140 Tobacco-free Facilities

In compliance with state and federal law, and to promote a healthy learning and work environment, Kirtland Community College will reduce student, guest and employee exposure to tobacco products.

Smoking, distribution, or use of any tobacco products is prohibited in all leased or owned college facilities.

Smoking or use of any tobacco products is prohibited in college vehicles.

Smoking or use of any tobacco products on leased or owned college grounds may occur only in personal vehicles.

The sale of tobacco products is prohibited in and on all leased or owned college facilities and grounds.

Revised April 19, 2012

PROCEDURE 2.140 Tobacco-free Facilities

The responsibility for implementing this policy lies with each individual in the Kirtland Community College community.  Successful implementation will require the understanding, consideration and cooperation of students, staff, and visitors to campus.

In addition, violators of the tobacco-free facilities policy will be subject to disciplinary action, as specified in POL 6.125 Rights and Responsibilities of Students and POL 5.100, Compliance with College Policies.  Visitors refusing to comply will be asked to leave the college grounds.

Kirtland Community College will offer and promote programs and services to assist students and staff to decrease or stop tobacco use.

This policy will be communicated in the following manner:

  1. Signs shall be posted on every entrance to every college facility stating:  “Smoking or the use of other tobacco products is prohibited.  Use of any tobacco products may occur only in personal vehicles.”
  2. Signs shall be posted in every college vehicle stating “Smoking or use of other tobacco products is prohibited in this vehicle”.

This policy shall be placed in the student handbook, personnel handbook, and any other appropriate college publication.

Tobacco dependence treatment/cessation services and support resource information

American Cancer Society offers quit tobacco resources at 1-800-227-2345 or www.cancer.org

American Heart Association offers printed material at 1-800-242-8721 or www.americanheart.org

American Legacy Foundation offers online assistance and referrals to community programs. Check out www.becomeanex.org

American Lung Association offers quit smoking classes and printed material on their quit tobacco website 1-800-586-4872. Telephone quit advice is available at 1-800-548-8252 or www.lungusa.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has several free quit tobacco guides, booklets and fact sheets. Go to http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking/how_to_quit/index.htm. The CDC also offers a complete web-site dedicated to helping tobacco users quit. www.smokefree.gov

GlaxoSmithKline offers a free telephone hotline available 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST on weekdays. 1-877-662-7437 and also offers free online information. www.way2quit.com or www.committedquitters.com

Free Michigan Tobacco QuitLineMichigan Department of Community Health Tobacco Section website offers a printable Michigan Smoker’s Quit Kit, smokefree dining resources and much more at www.michigan.gov/tobacco. (Click “Information for Consumers” and “To Quit Tobacco.”) The Michigan Tobacco Quitline also offers free information and tobacco treatment referral 24 hours/day at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669). Free counseling and NRT may be avail-able to certain callers.
Michigan Tobacco Quitline The Michigan Tobacco Quitline offers free information and referral to all Michigan residents. You may also qualify for free one-on-one coaching and nicotine replacement therapy to help you quit. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW

National Cancer Institute offers telephone advice at 1-877-448-7848 and a quit kit at www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/smoking. Online counselors available M-F, 9 am-11 pm at: www.cancer.gov/help

Nicotine Anonymous offers telephone support at 415-750-0328 or www.nicotine-anonymous.org

QuitNet offers an online quit smoking program including support from a network of ex-tobacco users. Go to www.quitnet.com

Try to Stop offers an online quit tobacco program called Quit Wizard. Check out www.trytostop.org
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services displays tobacco related “frequently asked questions”

1016 Recovery Network offers services including FREE tobacco education sessions (including some cessation information) for adolescents ages 12 – 18 in Clare, Gladwin, Isabella and Osceola Counties. Call: (989) 802-0742 – Clare County; (989) 426-8886 – Gladwin County; (989) 773-9655 – Isabella County; (231) 527-2000 – Osceola County or www.1016.org

Mid Michigan Health offers one-on-one cessation programs in Clare and Gladwin. Call (989) 802-5111 or (989) 246-6291 or www.midmichigan.org/quit for more information

Central Michigan District Health Department offers resources, educational presentations and smoking cessa-tions classes (fees may apply) to help. Call (989) 773-5921 ext. 8445 or www.cmdhd.org for more information. Resources include:
Helping Patients Quit
Free or Low-Cost Help for Quit Smoking Medication in Michigan
Quit Smoking for You and Your Baby
Smoking Around Children
Free Printable Tobacco Quit Kit