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4-20: Smoking – Policy

Policy Overview


In compliance with the Dee Johnson Clean Indoor Air Act, section 24-16-1 et seq. NMSA 1978 and for the health of students, employees, and the public the College serves, Santa Fe Community College (SFCC or College) and its owned and leased properties are smoke free except for designated areas.

Scope and Applicability


This policy applies to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco, all other tobacco products, and other legal or illegal smoking preparations, including but not limited to electronic cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, hookahs, and clove cigarettes. This policy applies to all students, employees, volunteers, and visitors.

Policy Statement


Because SFCC promotes a safe and healthy environment for smokers and non-smokers, and in compliance with the Dee Johnson Clean Indoor Air Act, section 24-16-1 et seq. NMSA 1978, students, employees, volunteers, and visitors are prohibited from smoking in all College-owned and -leased property, including College vehicles.

Definitions


  1. Employee is any member of the college workforce: all staff (regular full-time, regular part-time, term, temporary, probationary and sensitive position); all student employees; all faculty (full-time, part-time, adjunct and probationary); all administrators, including interim; all contract employees.
  2. Student refers to anyone enrolled at the College, including – but not limited to - students taking credit, noncredit/continuing education, adult education, dual credit, workforce or contract training classes.

Policy Process


  1. All students, employees, volunteers, and visitors must comply with this policy.
  2. Individuals who smoke may only do so in designated smoking areas.
  3. The College will provide designated smoking areas.
  4. College community members are empowered to respectfully inform others about this policy to enhance awareness and encourage compliance.
  5. Individuals who prefer not to intervene may inform a supervisor or Campus Safety and Security, who shall take appropriate action. Anyone who violates this policy may be subject to disciplinary action (SFCC Policy 2-2 Student Corrective Action and Disciplinary Action, SFCC Policy 4-2 Employee Corrective Action and Disciplinary Action, SFCC Policy 4-54 Volunteers).
  6. Repeat and/or serious violations by students can be referred to the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs or the Student Affairs Officer for review and action (SFCC Policy 2-1 Student Code of Conduct).
  7. Repeat and/or serious violations by employees, volunteers, and visitors should be referred to the Office of Human Resources.
  8. An employee who violates this policy may be subject to SFCC Policy 4-2 Employee Corrective Action and Disciplinary Action, up to, and including, termination.
  9. SFCC will follow the Dee Johnson Clean Indoor Air Act regarding distance observed from buildings for designated smoking areas.

Statement of Accountability and Responsibility


The President, through the Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer, with support from the Academic and Student Affairs Office and the Office of Human Resources, shall be responsible for enforcing smoking-related policies and procedures. The Financial Services  Department shall work with the different departments and offices to comply with this policy and to develop procedures that will enforce this policy regarding awareness, prevention, and remediation.

Authority

Dee Johnson Clean Indoor Air Act, section 24-16-1 et seq. NMSA 1978
SFCC Policy 2-1 Student Code of Conduct
SFCC Policy 2-2 Student Corrective Action and Disciplinary Action
SFCC Policy 4-2 Employee Corrective Action and Disciplinary Action
SFCC Policy 4-54 Volunteer

APPROVAL

SFCC Governing Board approved: 9/28/06
Revised and Governing Board approved: 12/16/14
Revised and Governing Board approved: 3/24/2021

 

Associated Procedures