We are a tobacco-free district.  Board Policy 3570 prohibits smoking, the use of tobacco products, and/or the use of unregulated nicotine products (e.g. e-cigarettes) by students, staff, and visitors on any owned, rented or leased Merced Community College District property. 

Please note: Smoking is prohibited in bus stops or any transportation facility as per California Penal Code 640.


  1. Cigarettes
  2. Cigars
  3. All tobacco products (chew, snuff, etc.)
  4. Pipes of all kinds including hookahs, water pipes, and bongs
  5. Smokeless devices including non-regulated nicotine products
  6. Other smoking devices


  • The fine for smoking violations shall be $25.00 for the first time violator
  • If the same violator is issued subsequent citations the fine shall increase as follows:
  • Second offense $50.00
  • Third offense $75.00
  • Any subsequent violation to the third offense will be $75.00
  • Repeat violators may be subject to disciplinary action