Smoke and Tobacco Free College


The purpose of this Board Rule is to establish Board policy relating to the use of tobacco or related products on College property.

Pasco-Hernando State College strives to promote the health and wellness of its students and employees as well as a safe, comfortable environment for all who work, study, conduct business, or visit the College. It is the policy of the Board that Pasco-Hernando State College shall be a “Smoke and Tobacco Free College.”

Effective August 14, 2017

  1. Tobacco of any kind, in any form shall be prohibited at Pasco-Hernando State College. This includes but is not limited to tobacco used in cigarettes, cigars, pipes, electronic cigarettes and any other smoking simulator device. Snuff, chewing tobacco, and other tobacco products are also prohibited.
  2. The use of tobacco of any kind shall be prohibited on all College owned, operated, leased, and/or controlled properties and facilities such as: buildings, bridges, walkways, sidewalks, parking lots and garages, on-campus streets and driveways, grounds, and exterior open spaces.
  3. Tobacco use shall be prohibited in all College leased or owned vehicles both on and off College property.
  4. Tobacco use shall be prohibited in all motor vehicles while on College property.
  5. The sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products, and the free distribution of tobacco products are prohibited.
  6. This policy does not apply to off-campus facilities leased or used by the College for college events or functions. On those occasions, the tobacco policy of the facility shall be applicable.
  7. The President shall establish procedures to implement this policy. The procedures shall include appropriate disciplinary measures consistent with District Board of Trustees Rules.