It is the responsibility of every CCBC employee and student to not only comply with this policy but to encourage others in a positive way to comply with this policy in order to promote a safe, clean, and healthy work and learning environment.
The following scripted messages are suggestions of what to say to someone who is violating the tobacco-free policy or to increase awareness of the policy:
Situation: You see a person using tobacco products on CCBC property.
Response: “Hello, my name is _____, and I am an (employee, student) here at CCBC. I want to make you aware that we are now a Tobacco-Free campus … meaning that tobacco products are prohibited on our grounds. We would appreciate if you would not use tobacco products while visiting our campus. Thank you for your cooperation.”
Question: “Where am I allowed to smoke?”
Response: “Smoking and other tobacco products are not allowed anywhere on the CCBC campus. This is a new policy, put in place on August 16. If you need to smoke or use tobacco products, you will need to leave the campus. We do have nicotine lozenges available for you to purchase in the college bookstore.”
For vendors, visitors, and prospective students and families: “I would like to let you know in advance that CCBC is going to be a Tobacco-Free environment as of August 16, 2012. Use of tobacco products will not be permitted on any property, grounds, or parking areas. We do have nicotine lozenges available for purchase in the college bookstore and we have resources on the college website about cessation programs and nicotine replacement therapy. Thank you for respecting our policy.”