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Tobacco-Free Campus – Frequently Asked Questions

 

Why did Cayuga become tobacco-free in 2010?

  • Supports community efforts to reduce or eliminate tobacco use in public settings.
  • Eliminates second-hand smoke from around building entrances.
  • Eliminates litter from cigarette butts and other debris.
  • May encourage some tobacco users to stop a harmful habit.
  • Prepares CCC students to cope with future employment in tobacco-free environments.
  • Sets a positive example for high school students and young children who are often on campus.
  • Reduces risk of fires caused by cigarette smoking.

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What does “Tobacco-Free” mean exactly?

Tobacco-free means that the College strives for a completely, 100% tobacco-free campus. Smoking has been prohibited inside all college buildings since New York State passed the Clean Indoor Air Act in 2003.

Since January 1, 2010 tobacco use has not been permitted anywhere on our campuses. This includes all common areas, parking lots, building entrances, etc. If you are anywhere on the Cayuga Community College campuses, you may not use tobacco products.

See the Campus maps to specifically define the tobacco-free areas... anything that is inside campus perimeters are tobacco- and smoke-free. In addition to cigarettes and chewing tobacco, the policy also covers pipes, cigars, and any other similar substances or instruments that are lit or burning.

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Do I have to quit using tobacco products?

No. It is not about whether you smoke or use tobacco, but when and where. This policy does not require anyone to quit using tobacco. It just says you cannot use tobacco products on either Cayuga campus.

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What resources are available to help me quit?

Cayuga’s Health Services office is ready to help. They can provide referrals to local programs and the New York State Smokers Quitline (1-866-697-8487) for free coaching and starter kits of nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges.

For more information, visit the Health Services office:

AUBURN FULTON
Suzanne Wilson, RN
Room M203
315-294-8503 or ext. 2203
wilson@cayuga-cc.edu
Stephanie Goodell, RN
315-592-4143 ext 3008
stephanie.goodell@cayuga-cc.edu

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Who should I talk to about questions or concerns that I have about the Tobacco-Free Campus Policy?

Your opinion and feedback are very important to us and we want to help you understand the policy and answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to contact:

Director of Student Engagement
315-255-1743, ext. 2230
julie.white@cayuga-cc.edu

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