Thursday, November 19th is the
Great American Smokeout.
Resources to assist with your “quit day” are available at
Please take a moment to review the following Merced College Board Policy and Administrative Procedure regarding smoking on campus:
Merced College Board Policy 2610
It shall be the policy of the Board of Trustees to prohibit smoking by students, staff, and visitors on campus in all indoor or structurally enclosed areas.
The central purpose of this policy is to limit smoking on campus in recognition of the evidence that cites involuntary inhalation of smoke as a hazard to the health of the general public. A secondary reason for the policy is to provide an environment of comfort for students, staff, and visitors who find involuntary inhalation of smoke in areas of general access both an inconvenience and an annoyance.
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE 2610
Smoking is permitted in all outdoor areas under the following conditions:
a. All smoking materials and matches are deposited into a receptacle designated for disposal of smoking materials.
b. A “no smoking” sign is not posted in the area and it is not within 20 feet of covered corridors, doors, elevators, stairways, stairwells and open windows.
c. A safety and/or fire threat is not created by smoking.
d. Smoking is not done in college vehicles. (A “no smoking” statement will be included on vehicle request forms and a “no smoking” sign will be installed in all District vehicles.)
e. Smoke will not enter any District or District rented building. (Language will be included in rental agreements stating that smoking is not permitted indoors or near any entrances.
Donya Avila, RN
Student Health Services