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Tobacco Free Campus

It is the guideline of the Northcentral Technical College that smoking or use of smokeless tobacco products by employees, students, and visitors is prohibited on all District premises. This applies to all campus property and parking lots. Effective August 1, 2015 all NTC campuses will be tobacco free.

These guidelines include all devices used to smoke tobacco products and also electronic cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or personal vaporizers that are alternatives to smoking tobacco products.

Non-Compliance Policy

Students or visitors found using any form of tobacco or smoking alternatives on campus will be subject to the following procedures.

First Offense:

Students or visitors will receive a written warning from Campus Security reminding them of the college tobacco use guidelines and the designated smoking areas.

Second Offense

Students and visitors will receive a $10.00 fine from Campus Security. Students will be warned that any further violations will result in a higher fine and referral to the Director of Student Development for a Code of Conduct Violation. Visitors will be advised that any future violations will result in a higher fine and being banned from the campus.

Third Offense

Students and visitors will receive a $25.00 fine from Campus Security. Students will be referred to the Director of Student Development for a Code of Conduct Violation which could result in sanctions including expulsion. Visitors will be asked to leave the campus and face being banned from campus.

Payment of Fines

Persons cited for violation of these guidelines must pay the fine within fifteen days of receipt of the citation. All fines are payable to Northcentral Technical College. Fines can be paid by mail, on-line, or in person at the Cashier’s Office. Fines must be paid and received within fifteen days of receipt of the citation.

Failure to Pay Fines

Outstanding fines may be referred to a collection agency. These procedures will be applicable to all students, faculty, and staff, or other persons utilizing College facilities who receive fines for violating these guidelines.

General Tobacco Cessation

Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line

The Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line offers free, 24/7 confidential, non-judgmental coaching and information about how to quit tobacco. Quit coaches help each caller develop an individualized quit plan. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit http://www.ctri.wisc.edu/quitline2.html.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC offers a number of resources to assist in quitting tobacco. The site offers benefits to quitting, tips, and compelling stories from individuals who have suffered as a result of their smoking or exposure to second-hand smoke. Visit http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking/how_to_quit/.

Smokefree.gov

Smokefree.gov is intended to help you or someone you care about quit smoking. Different people need different resources as they try to quit smoking cigarettes. The information and professional assistance available on this website can help support your immediate and long-term needs as you become, and remain, a nonsmoker. Visit www.smokefree.gov.

Smokeless Tobacco Cessation

My Last Dip

My Last Dip offers help in quitting smokeless tobacco. When a user goes to the site, there are daily polls asking various questions about smokeless tobacco use. Visit http://www.mylastdip.com.

Kill the Can

Kill the Can helps users quit dip, smokeless tobacco and chewing tobacco. This site offers an online community dedicated to quitting smokeless tobacco and supporting each other in their struggles. Visit http://www.killthecan.org.

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