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  MCCC Is Smoke-Free    Mercer County Community College
Is Smoke-Free
Suggested Reasons to Quit Smoking

10 from www.NeverSmokeAgain.com
10 from webMD
12 from U.S. News & World Report
97 from www.Health.com
50 from Multicultural Advocates for Social Change On Tobacco

5 (Unofficial) MCCC-Related Reasons

  • Save $$$ …better applied toward making your transfer plans even more promising.

  • Benefit from full lung capacity and demonstrate excellent breathing technique while cheering for the home team or singing along at Kelsey Theatre.

  • Let "asking for a light" have new meaning. Borrow from and contribute to the flame of wisdom of MCCC faculty, staff and students.

  • Arrive at Commencement ceremonies with the sweet smell of success, not nicotine.

  • Keep your Mercer connection alive and continue to pursue lifelong learning at MCCC.
  • Resources, Assistance and Support

    College
    A free information packet, "Winning The Fight Against Tobacco," is available from the MCCC Office of Student Affairs (SC245; 570-3221).

    State
  • New Jersey Quitnet
  • NJ QUITLINE: 1-866-NJSTOPS (657-8677)
  • UMDNJ Tobacco Dependence Program
         732-235-8222

    National
  • 1-800-QUIT-NOW
  • American Cancer Society 1-800-227-2345
  • American Heart Association 1-800-AHA-USA1
  • American Legacy Foundation
  • American Lung Association 1-800-LUNG-USA
  • www.becomeanex.org
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • www.smokefree.gov (National Cancer Institute)
         1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669)
  • Official Policy
    approved by MCCC Board of Trustees 12/13/12

    SMOKE-FREE CAMPUS (OMB 695)
    
    I. Reason for Policy
    
    Mercer County Community College has a vital interest 
    in maintaining a healthy and safe environment for its 
    students, faculty, staff and visitors. Furthermore, 
    the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has classified 
    secondhand smoke as a “Group A" human carcinogen, which 
    means there is no safe level of exposure.
    
    II. Definitions
    
    A. Smoking – means the burning of, inhaling from, 
       exhaling the smoke from, or the possession of a 
       lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other matter 
       or substance which contains tobacco or any other 
       matter that can be smoked, or the inhaling of smoke 
       or vapor from an electronic smoking device.
    
    B. Campus grounds or property – means any land, 
       building or structure, including partially enclosed 
       structures, or any part of any such land, building, 
       or structure, which is owned, leased, or occupied 
       by the college; it includes, but is not limited to, 
       parking lots, athletic fields, playgrounds, tennis 
       courts, and any other outdoor area under the control 
       of the college.
    
    III. Policy Statement
    
    A. Smoking Restrictions
    
       1. Mercer County Community College is a smoke-free
          institution. Thus, the following restrictions
          are put into effect:
          a. Smoking on campus grounds is prohibited.
          b. Smoking is prohibited at all times 
             in all college-owned or leased vehicles.
    
       2. This policy shall be incorporated in the room
          reservations policy and procedure and other
          methods of granting permission for individuals
          and groups to use college space or facilities.
    
    B. Discipline/Fines
    
       Any employee or student who willfully violates this policy will 
       be subject to discipline according to established procedures. The 
       discipline will include a fine in the amount of $25 for the first 
       offense, $50 for the second offense, and $100 for each subsequent 
       offense. Visitors who refuse to comply with this policy may be 
       escorted off the premises by security staff.
    

     
     
     

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