230.020 – SMOKE FREE CAMPUS

Date Revised:  April 2016

Maine Media Workshops + College recognizes that smoking any substance presents a public health hazard. Maine Media Workshops + College is dedicated to providing a healthy, comfortable and educationally productive learning environment for staff, students, faculty and visitors. As such, it is the policy of Maine Media Workshops + College that smoking is not allowed in either indoor or outdoor areas of the campus.

Maine Media Workshops + College has a designate outdoor smoking area away from public activity in the field by the student parking lot.

POLICY
The campus is a smoke-free campus, including the prohibition of smoking in all indoor and outdoor areas except for the designated outdoor smoking area away from public activity. Maine State law prohibits persons less than 18 years of age from smoking.

The use of smoking products of any sort are prohibited on or in all Maine Media-owned, leased and operated campus grounds both indoors and outdoors. This smoking ban does not apply to public rights-of-way (sidewalks, streets) at the perimeter of the campus.

“Smoking,” as used in this policy, means smoking any substance, including but not limited to, tobacco, cloves, or marijuana. “Smoking Products” include, but are not limited to, all cigarette products (cigarettes, bidis, kreteks, e-cigarettes, etc.) and all smoke-producing products (cigars, pipes, hookahs, etc.). Maine Media-owned and operated campus grounds include, but are not limited to: all outdoor common and educational areas; all Maine Media buildings; Maine Media-owned, leased and on-campus housing; campus sidewalks; campus parking lots; recreational areas; and Maine Media-owned and leased vehicles (regardless of location). Littering campus with remains of smoking products is prohibited.

This policy applies to all staff, students, faculty and visitors.

COMPLIANCE
All Maine Media Workshops + College staff, students, faculty and visitors must comply with this policy. Individuals observed smoking on the campus will be informed and asked to stop.

Organizers of events, such as conferences, meetings, public lectures, social events and cultural events using campus facilities must advise participants in such events of this policy and require compliance.

Violators may be provided education, offered a referral for smoking cessation and, if an employee of Maine Media Workshops + College, may be subject to disciplinary action as indicated below.

Persons engaging in smoking and/or the use of Smoking Products in violation of this policy may be subject to the following:

  • Employees will be referred to their supervisor and/or appointing authority for appropriate action.
  • Contractors will be referred to their respective employers for appropriate action.
  • Students, faculty or visitors will be required to leave the campus if they fail to conform to the policy when advised.

No person who makes a complaint of a violation of this policy or who furnishes information concerning a violation of this policy shall be retaliated against in any manner.

REPORTING
Within 24 hours of an incident, please complete Maine Media’s online incident report. Please be detailed and thorough. It is important that the names of all persons present be listed.