To establish College policy which minimizes exposure of building occupants, indoor surfaces, and air distribution systems to tobacco products.
Virginia Executive Order 41 (2006) Banning Smoking in State Offices and Vehicles bans smoking in state offices or vehicles and authorizes agency heads, including higher education, to set appropriate guidelines for smoking outside state-owned properties.
Smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes and any other tobacco products, is prohibited in all College buildings and vehicles.
Smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes and any other tobacco products, is prohibited within 25 feet of air intakes, assembly areas, building overhangs, entrances, exits, loading docks, porches, and other areas where non-smokers would have to pass. In addition, smoking is prohibited around flammable liquids and gases, and in other areas so designated as “No-Smoking” for reasons of fire prevention, health and safety.
Employees may use designated outside smoking areas during their normal work breaks. Institution-provided ash urns should be used to dispose of smoking material waste to avoid littering and limit fire hazards.