The purpose of this policy is to promote the health and wellbeing of all NHTI students, faculty, staff, and the general public in accordance with the state of New Hampshire Indoor Smoking Act and recommendations from the American Cancer Society, the American College Health Association, the American Heart Association, and the American Lung Association.
- Smoking, including the use of smokeless tobacco or tobacco alternatives including electronic cigarettes, vaping, and JUULs, or any other substance is prohibited on campus and in all NHTI- or CCSNH-owned or -leased buildings and vehicles. This policy applies to all grounds, parking areas, athletic fields, walking trails, etc. owned and leased by the CCSNH and NHTI.
- Smoking, including the use of smokeless tobacco or tobacco alternatives is allowed only in designated areas and personal vehicles. The designated areas are the two smoking shelters on campus located by Langley Hall and between Grappone Hall and Strout Hall.
- The sale or free distribution of tobacco or tobacco alternative products on campus is prohibited.
- Tobacco or tobacco alternative-specific product advertisements are prohibited in college-run publications.
- Campus organizations are prohibited from accepting sponsorship from tobacco or tobacco alternative-specific companies.
- NHTI’s Health Services offers prevention and education initiatives that support non-use and address the risks of tobacco, tobacco alternatives, and tobacco smoke.
- All members of the NHTI community are expected to observe this policy and are encouraged to ask any individuals who are using tobacco or tobacco alternatives in an unauthorized area to cease to do so. Violations of policy are subject to disciplinary action in accordance with appropriate personnel policies and/or with the Student Code of Conduct and judicial processes.
- First violation: $25
- Second and subsequent violations: $50
All fines are to be paid within 10 days of the date of issue. Payment is to be made at the Bursar’s Office or via the Student Information System (SIS). Failure to pay fines will result in the withholding of grades and degree.
Fines are subject to change.