Smoking is prohibited in all college-owned, or leased facilities, including a distance of 20 feet from any entrances, windows and ventilation systems so that persons entering or leaving buildings shall not be subjected to breathing tobacco smoke and so that tobacco smoke does not enter the building through entrances, windows, ventilation systems or any other means.
Smoking shall be defined as inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying or possessing any lighted tobacco product, including cigars, cigarettes, pipe tobacco and any other lighted tobacco product.
Smoking is prohibited in all college vehicles including vans, trucks, automobiles, and leased vehicles.
Smoking is permitted on all outdoor patios so long as tobacco smoke does not enter areas where smoking is prohibited.
"No smoking" signs or the international "no smoking" symbol shall be clearly and conspicuously posted identifying where smoking is prohibited. A notice informing individuals where complaints regarding violations of the "no smoking" procedure may be registered shall be included with all "No smoking" signs or symbols.
A conspicuous sign clearly stating that smoking is prohibited. will be placed at all entrances of all buildings and in all vehicles. All ashtrays shall be removed from any area where smoking is prohibited.
Any person who is smoking in violation of the Smoke-free Arizona act shall be informed that smoking is illegal and shall be requested immediately stop smoking. A person who smokes where smoking is prohibited is guilty of a petty offense and associated fines.
If a student is found to be in violation of this procedure, the violation will be referred to the Vice President for Student Services office for action in accordance with Procedure #2625 (Student Code of Conduct). Violations can result in probation or permanent suspension from school.
If an employee is found to be in violation of this procedure, the violation will be referred to the appropriate vice president for action in accordance with due process procedures. Violations may result in disciplinary action. The prohibition on smoking shall be communicated to all existing employees by April 30, 2007 and to all prospective employees upon their application for employment.
An employee will not be discharged or retaliated against because that employee exercises any rights afforded by Arizona State law or reports or attempts to prosecute a violation of the Smoke-free Arizona act.