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Smoke & Tobacco-Free Policy

To promote the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and to reduce involuntary exposure to secondhand smoke, smoking and/or the use of any tobacco products, vapor or e-cigarettes is prohibited within or outside of all facilities and grounds that are owned, leased or operated by the College. This includes use of tobacco products outside of any vehicle. No designated areas will be provided by the College for smoking or the use of tobacco products, vapor or e-cigarettes. Students, faculty, staff and visitors may continue to smoke and/or use tobacco products, vapor or e-cigarettes in their personal vehicles when attending class, working, or visiting any Mid campus location.

Taking into consideration that each and every person benefits from a smoke and tobacco-free college environment, the enforcement of the Policy is equitably placed on all members of the College community. Students, faculty, staff and visitors are expected to cooperate with the Policy and persons that repeatedly disregard the Policy will be subject to disciplinary processes defined under Mid’s Conduct Guidelines.

FAQs

Why is Mid smoke and tobacco free?

In an effort to maintain the healthiest environment for all students, staffs and visitors of the college, Mid has opted to eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke on all of our campuses.



What is considered a tobacco product and is therefore prohibited under this policy?

Cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, snuff, water pipes, pipes, hookahs, chew and any other non-combustible tobacco product.



Are there any designated smoking areas on campus?

While there are no designated public smoking areas on campus, individuals may smoke or use tobacco products within their personal vehicles located on college grounds.



Will there be penalties for violating the Smoke and Tobacco Free Policy?

Yes. Violations of the policy are subject to disciplinary action including but not limited to verbal warnings, written warnings, and fines.



Who does the policy apply to?

The Policy applies to everyone visiting Mid’s campuses for any reason, including students, staff, vendors, and guests.



What are the rights of smokers?

There is no legal right defined under state or federal law. Prohibiting smoking on campus, except in personal vehicles, provides everyone access to clean, smoke-free air while allowing adults who smoke to continue to do so. This decision supports the rights and privileges of both smokers and non-smokers alike.



What should I do if I see someone smoking or using tobacco products on College grounds?

Students or staff who see an individual smoking or using a tobacco product, outside of their personal vehicle, may respectfully inform them of the policy or may also contact Campus Security. Harrison Campus Security (989) 339-4204;



 
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