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 whom the College serves, Santa Fe Community College has designated all College buildings as non-smoking.

Scope and Applicability

This policy applies to all individuals utilizing the College campus.

Policy Statement

Students, employees and the public are prohibited from smoking inside any College building or in other areas designated as non-smoking areas. Smokers may smoke outdoors only in designated smoking areas.  This policy applies to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco, all other tobacco products, and other legal smoking preparations, including but not limited to, hookahs, electronic cigarettes, and clove cigarettes.


  1. Designated smoking areas Locations throughout the campus where smoking is allowed. A map of the current designated smoking areas can be found on the SFCC Intranet.

Policy Process

  1. The success of maintaining a campus with restricted smoking and other tobacco use requires thoughtfulness, consideration, and cooperation between smokers and nonsmokers. Members of our campus community are empowered to respectfully inform others about this policy in an ongoing effort to enhance awareness and encourage compliance. If an employee feels uncomfortable doing this, the employee may inform their supervisor or a Campus Safety and Security officer, who shall take appropriate action.
  2. Enforcement of this policy will depend upon the cooperation of all faculty, staff, students, and visitors not only to comply with this policy, but also to encourage others to comply with the policy, in order to promote a healthy environment in which to work and study.
  3. Students, faculty, and staff violating this policy are subject to disciplinary action. Repeat and/or serious violations by students and visitors can be referred to the Dean of Students for review and action under the Student Code of Conduct and the Visitor Code of Conduct. Repeat and/or serious violations by faculty and staff should be referred to the Office of Human Resources, an employee who violates this policy may be subject to Corrective Action or Disciplinary Action up to, and including, termination. The discipline imposed will depend on the severity of the violation and the circumstances of the situation.

Statement of Accountability and Responsibility

The President, through the Executive Director for Human Resources and the Office of Human Resources (OHR), shall be responsible for enforcing Human Resources procedures and policies. OHR shall work with the different departments and offices to comply with this policy and develop procedures that will enforce this policy regarding awareness, prevention, and remediation.


Approved by the Governing Board: 09-28-06
Revised and SFCC Governing Board Approved: 12/16/14

Associated Procedures