Community College Tobacco Use Policies

The Health Services Association of California Community Colleges (HSACCC) developed a white paper in support of tobacco-free policies in the community college system. This paper offers information on the background and benefit of college tobacco-free policies, and it identifies 5 areas of effort for community colleges to focus on.

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Updated June 2016

College Policy Type Policy Description
Allan Hancock College Designated Parking Lots Smoking is permitted in designated areas only
American River College 100% Tobacco-Free Smoking, the use of chewing tobacco and other smokeless tobacco products and the use of unregulated nicotine products (such as vaporizers and “e-cigarettes”) will be prohibited in all indoor and outdoor spaces, including parking lots and parking structures, and college vehicles.
Antelope Valley College Parking Lots Only Smoking and the use of smokeless tobacco products are prohibited on campus with the exception of the parking lots.
Bakersfield College 20-Ft. Perimeter Campus in compliance with State Law.
Barstow College 20-Ft. Perimeter Smoking is prohibited within 20 ft. of all college building entrances.
Berkeley City College 100% Smoke-Free Smoking is prohibited in all indoor and outdoor locations on campus.
Butte College Designated Areas Smoking permitted only in designated areas.
Cabrillo College 100% Smoke-Free Smoking is prohibited in all campus areas and locations. The sale or distribution of smoking substances, including tobacco products and smokeless tobacco products, is also prohibited. "Smoking" is defined as the use of products, which produce smoke or vapor emissions, including e-cigarettes.
Canada College Designated Parking Lots Smoking is only allowed in designated parking lots. E-cigarettes are prohibited in smoke-free areas.
Cerritos College 20-Ft. Perimeter Smoking is prohibited in all District vehicles
Cerro Coso Community College 20-Ft. Perimeter Campus in compliance with State Law.
Chabot College Parking Lots Only Smoking is only permitted in parking lots.
Chaffey College 20-Ft. Perimeter Smoking of any form of tobacco or non-tobacco products is prohibited within 20-ft. of buildings and in all vehicles owned or leased by the district.
Citrus College 20-Ft. Perimeter Smoking is prohibited within 20 ft. of a main exit, entrance, or operable window of any campus building.
City College of San Francisco Designated Areas Smoking is prohibited on campus with the exception of designated outdoor areas. E-cigarettes are included in this policy.
Clovis Community College 20-Ft. Perimeter District Policy: Smoking is prohibited within 20 feet of a main exist, entrance, or operable window of any campus building.
Coastline Community College 20-Ft. Perimeter District policy prohibits smoking within 20 feet of a main exit, entrance or operable window of a district building.
College of Alameda Designated Areas Smoking is prohibited on campus with the exception of two designated areas.
College of Marin Designated Areas Smoking is prohibited on campus with the exception of designated areas in select parking lots.
College of San Mateo Parking Lots Only Smoking is restricted to parking lots only. This policy also applies to the use of e-cigarettes.
College of the Canyons Designated Areas Smoking and the use of tobacco products is prohibited within all campus buildings and in any outdoor area except in designated smoking areas (certain parking lots and near stadium). Policy includes e-cigarettes.
College of the Desert Designated Areas Smoking of any form of tobacco or non-tobacco products is permitted only in designated smoking areas.
College of the Redwoods Designated Areas Smoking is not allowed except in designated smoking areas and campus parking lots which are at least 25 feet from buildings. Tobacco and related products will not be sold or promoted on any campus of the District.
College of the Sequoias Designated Parking Lots Smoking and the use of tobacco products will be permitted in designated parking lots only. The sale and advertising of cigarettes and tobacco products on the District property is prohibited. E-cigarettes are included in this policy.
College of the Siskiyous Designated Areas Smoking is permitted only in designated areas. The sale and free distribution of tobacco products on campus is prohibited. Advertising and sponsorship of campus events by tobacco companies is not permitted. Use of e-cigarettes is prohibited indoors and within 35 feet of buildings.
Columbia College Designated Areas Smoking is permitted in designated areas only.
Compton Center 100% Tobacco-Free Prohibited products include any product containing tobacco or nicotine, including, but not limited to, cigarettes, electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes), cigars, miniature cigars, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chew, clove cigarettes, betel, and nicotine delivery devices such as electronic cigarettes, shall not be permitted in any District building, vehicle or facility, or on District grounds.
Contra Costa College Parking Lots Only Smoking only allowed in parking lots that are located at least 25 ft. from buildings.
Copper Mountain College Designated Areas Smoking is allowed in designated areas only.
Cosumnes River College 100% Tobacco-Free As of August 1, 2016, the use of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, is prohibited on campus.
Crafton Hills College Designated Areas Smoking only permitted in designated areas. Smoking in any other areas of this campus is prohibited.
Cuesta College Designated Areas Smoking is permitted only in designated areas.
Cuyamaca College 100% Tobacco-Free The use of tobacco is prohibited on all property owned or controlled by the District. E-cigarettes are included in this policy.
Cypress College 20-Ft. Perimeter Campus is in compliance with State Law
DeAnza College Designated Areas Smoking is prohibited in all indoor and outdoor campus locations, with the exception of designated areas (5 areas in parking lots). E-cigarettes are included in this policy.
Diablo Valley College Parking Lots Only Smoking is only allowed in parking lots.
East Los Angeles College Designated Areas Smoking is prohibited except in designated areas.
El Camino College 100% Tobacco-Free Smoke-Free means that smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e.g. “e-cigarettes”) will be strictly prohibited in indoor and outdoor spaces including paring lots.
Evergreen Valley College Parking Lots Only Smoking is permitted in the designated areas within the parking lots only.
Feather River College Designated Areas The Facilities Committee will recommend designated smoking and non-smoking areas to the Superintendent President, who will make the final determination on the location of smoking areas.
Folsom Lake College 100% Tobacco-Free As of August 1, 2016, smoking and the use of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, are prohibited on campus.
Foothill College Designated Areas "Smoking is prohibited in all indoor and outdoor campus locations, with the exception of designated smoking areas". (District Policy)
Fresno City College Designated Areas Smoking is prohibited on campus with the exception of seven designated areas.
Fullerton College 100% Smoke-Free Smoking is prohibited on all campus property.
Gavilan College Parking Lots Only Smoking and the use of all tobacco products and non-regulated nicotine products is prohibited on all District property except for designated smoking areas (parking lots).
Glendale Community College 100% Smoke-Free Smoking is not permitted on any campus property. E-products are included in this policy.
Golden West College Parking Lots Only Smoking is only permitted in campus parking lots.
Grossmont College 100% Tobacco-Free The use of tobacco is prohibited on all property owned or controlled by the District. E-cigarettes are included in this policy.
Hartnell College 100% Tobacco-Free The District’s policy broadly prohibits smoking and the use of tobacco inside any District-owned, or District-occupied building or vehicle, and to prohibit outdoor smoking on District-owned property contained on its campuses and centers, including parking lots and structures. Policy includes e-cigarettes.
Imperial Valley 100% Tobacco-Free The use of tobacco products is prohibited anywhere on District property.
Irvine Valley College 100% Tobacco-Free The use of cigarette and/or tobacco products is prohibited within any District facility and/or on any property including vehicles owned, leased, or controlled by the College District. Tobacco products shall not be commercially sold or distributed in any manner on any district site. This includes free samples distributed by vendors. Advertising and sponsorship of events by tobacco companies is also prohibited. E-cigarettes and smokeless/chewing tobacco are included in this policy.
Lake Tahoe Community College Designated Areas Smoking is permitted in designated areas clearly indicated by signage and in personal vehicles. "Smoking" means all uses of tobacco including e-cigarettes.
Laney College 100% Smoke-Free Smoking is prohibited in all indoor and outdoor locations on campus.
Las Positas College Parking Lots Only Smoking is only permitted in parking lots.
Lassen College 20-Ft. Perimeter Smoking is prohibited within 20 feet of a main exit, entrance, or operable window of any campus building. Smoking is prohibited in the bleachers at any college-related or sponsored activity. “Smoking” includes e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.
Long Beach City College Designated Areas Smoking only permitted in a few designated areas.
Los Angeles City College 100% Smoke-Free Smoking is prohibited except in designated areas. (3 areas)
Los Angeles Harbor College 25-Ft. Perimeter Smoking is prohibited within 25 feet of any building entrance
Los Angeles Mission College Designated Areas Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas. Policy includes e-cigarettes.
Los Angeles Pierce College Designated Areas The central campus and farm at Pierce are smoke-free. Designated areas and Parking Lots 1-7 are the only available places for smoking. E-cigarettes are included in this policy.
Los Angeles South West College 20-Ft. Perimeter District Policy reflects State Law. Written campus policy does not reflect State Law. “Smoking is not permitted in any classroom or other enclosed facility which any student is required to occupy or which is customarily occupied by nonsmoking students.”
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College Designated Areas Smoking is not permitted in any classroom or other enclosed facility or adjacent entrances and exits, porches, decks and stairwells. Smoking is permitted only in designated areas.
Los Angeles Valley College Designated Areas "Smoking is prohibited on all property and all indoor and outdoor spaces owned, controlled or administered by Los Angeles Valley College except in designated areas."
Los Medanos College Parking Lots Only Smoking is allowed in parking lots only, including e-cigarettes.
Mendocino College Designated Areas Smoking is permitted in designated areas only. Tobacco sales are prohibited on campus.
Merced College 20-Ft. Perimeter Campus is in compliance with State law.
Merritt College Parking Lots Only Smoking is prohibited on campus with the exception of parking lots. Smoking is not permitted in parking lots adjacent to the child care center, between buildings A & D, and the faculty and staff parking lot behind A Building.
MiraCosta College 100% Tobacco-Free Smoking and the use of any tobacco product is prohibited at all campus sites. Staff, students and visitors are permitted to use tobacco products in their personal vehicles only.
Mission College Parking Lots Only Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the campus except in parking lot areas that are at least 25-ft. from buildings and pathways. Policy includes e-cigarettes.
Modesto Junior College 20-Ft. Perimeter District Policy is in compliance with State Law.
Monterey Peninsula College Designated Areas Smoking is prohibited on campus with the exception of designated areas in select parking lots.
Moorpark College 100% Tobacco-Free As of August 1, 2016, Smoking, including the use of electronic smoking devices and the use of tobacco products, is prohibited on all property and in all indoor and outdoor spaces owned, leased, licensed, or otherwise controlled by Moorpark College.
Moreno Valley College 100% Smoke-Free Smoking of any form of tobacco or non-tobacco products is prohibited on campus.
Mt. San Antonio College Designated Areas The use of tobacco -- including smoking and/or chewing any form of tobacco -- is not permitted except in parking lots.
Mt. San Jacinto College 100% Tobacco-Free The use of all smoke and tobacco products is prohibited on all property owned, leased, or rented by Mt. San Jacinto College. The policy prohibits cigarettes, chewing tobacco, electronic cigarettes, or any other tobacco product.
Napa Valley College Designated Areas Smoking on campus will be permitted only in designated outdoor areas at least 30-feet from doorways, windows, and ventilation systems.
Norco City Campus Designated Areas Smoking is allowed in designated areas.
Ohlone College 100% Smoke-Free Smoking is prohibited on campus including parking lots.
Orange Coast College 20-Ft. Perimeter District policy prohibits smoking within 20 ft. of a main exit, entrance, or operable window.
Oxnard College Parking Lots Only Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is prohibited on campus with the exception of parking lots.
Palo Verde College 20-Ft. Perimeter Campus is in compliance with State law.
Palomar Community College 100% Tobacco-Free There shall be no smoking or use of tobacco-related products on Palomar Community College District property. Policy includes e-cigarettes.
Pasadena City College 100% Smoke-Free As of January 1, 2014, PCC will be 100% smoke-free. The use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes (e.g., hookahs) and smokeless devices, including non-regulated nicotine products are prohibited on campus.
Porterville College Designated Areas Smoking is permitted only in designated areas.
Reedley College Designated Areas Smoking is permitted only in designated areas.
Reedley College - Madera Center 20-Ft. Perimeter District Policy: Smoking is prohibited within 20 feet of a main exist, entrance, or operable window of any campus building.
Reedley College - Oakhurst Center 20-Ft. Perimeter District Policy: Smoking is prohibited within 20 feet of a main exist, entrance, or operable window of any campus building.
Rio Hondo College Designated Areas Smoking is not allowed on campus except in designated areas. This policy includes e-cigarettes.
Riverside City College 100% Smoke-Free Smoking of any form of tobacco or non-tobacco products is prohibited on campus.
Sacramento City College 100% Tobacco-Free As of August 1, 2016, smoking and the use of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, are prohibited on campus.
Saddleback College 100% Tobacco-Free The use of cigarette and/or tobacco products is prohibited within any District facility and/or on any property including vehicles owned, leased, or controlled by the College District. Tobacco products shall not be commercially sold or distributed in any manner on any district site. This includes free samples distributed by vendors. Advertising and sponsorship of events by tobacco companies is also prohibited. E-cigarettes and smokeless/chewing tobacco are included in this policy.
San Bernadino Valley College Designated Areas Tobacco use and smoking are prohibited on all CSUSB property and all indoor and outdoor spaces with the exception of designated smoking areas. The use of e-cigarettes is also prohibited in areas where smoking is not allowed.
San Diego City College 100% Tobacco-Free Smoking and the use of any tobacco product are prohibited on all properties and in all vehicles owned and controlled by San Diego Community College District. This policy includes e-cigarettes.
San Diego Mesa College 100% Tobacco-Free Smoking and the use of any tobacco product are prohibited on all properties and in all vehicles owned and controlled by San Diego Community College District. This policy includes e-cigarettes.
San Diego Miramar College 100% Tobacco-Free Smoking and the use of any tobacco product are prohibited on all properties and in all vehicles owned and controlled by San Diego Community College District. This policy includes e-cigarettes.
San Joaquin Delta College 100% Tobacco-Free Smoking and the use of tobacco products including electronic cigarettes are prohibited on all College property.
San Jose City College Designated Areas SJECCD prohibits the smoking of cigarettes, pipes, cigars and other combustible substances in all District buildings, facilities and District vehicles. At SJCC, smoking is allowed in designated areas only.
Santa Ana College Designated Parking Lots Smoking is prohibited in all campus areas including all District owned, rented or leased properties and vehicles, except in designated parking lots. Smoking is defined as the use of products containing tobacco and/or nicotine, including but not limited to smokeless tobacco, clove cigarettes, or any other smoking products, and any and all electronic or e-cigarettes, which are unapproved nicotine delivery devices, unregulated by the FDA.
Santa Barbara City College 100% Tobacco-Free The use of tobacco products is prohibited on campus. Tobacco products include any type of cigar, cigarette, pipe, electronic cigarette, or any other smoking equipment. The use of smokeless/chewing tobacco is also prohibited.
Santa Monica College Designated Areas Smoking is permitted in three designated areas. Policy includes e-cigarettes.
Santa Rosa Jr. College 100% Tobacco-Free Smoking and all other uses of tobacco are prohibited on all property and in all indoor and outdoor spaces owned, leased, licensed, or otherwise controlled by the District. Tobacco products will not be sold on District property.
Santiago Canyon College Designated Parking Lots Smoking is prohibited in all campus areas including all District owned, rented or leased properties and vehicles, except in designated parking lots. Smoking is defined as the use of products containing tobacco and/or nicotine, including but not limited to smokeless tobacco, clove cigarettes, or any other smoking products, and any and all electronic or e-cigarettes, which are unapproved nicotine delivery devices, unregulated by the FDA.
Shasta College Designated Areas Smoking is only allowed in three designated areas on campus. Spitting of chewing tobacco is prohibited in classrooms. E-cigarettes is included in the policy.
Sierra College 100% Tobacco-Free The use of tobacco is prohibited on campus. E-cigarettes are included in this policy.
Skyline College Designated Areas Smoking is permitted in designated areas which are located in or near parking lots. This policy also applies to the use of e-cigarettes.
Solano Community College 100% Tobacco-Free The use of tobacco is prohibited on campus.
Southwestern College 100% Tobacco-Free Smoking and the use of tobacco-derived products are prohibited on all properties and in all vehicles owned, leased, or controlled by the College District. E-cigarettes are included in this policy.
Taft College Designated Areas Smoking is prohibited on campus with the exception of designated smoking areas (6 areas). The use of electronic cigarettes and smokeless tobacco shall not be permitted except for designated areas. The sale of tobacco is prohibited on campus. The distribution of free tobacco samples (including electronic cigarettes) is prohibited on campus and at campus events. Tobacco advertising and sponsorship (including electronic cigarettes) of campus events by tobacco companies is prohibited.
Ventura College Parking Lots Only Smoking is permitted only in main campus parking lots and designated areas in other lots.
Victor Valley College 100% Smoke-Free Victor Valley College is a smoke-free institution. Smoking or the use of any tobacco products or smokeless devices such as e-cigarettes, is prohibited at all campus sites. Students, staff members and visitors to the campuses of Victor Valley College are permitted to use tobacco products or smokeless devices in their personal vehicles only.
West Hills College 20-Ft. Perimeter Campus is in compliance with State Law.
West Los Angeles College Designated Areas Smoking is prohibited on campus with the exception of designated smoking areas.
West Valley College Parking Lots Only Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the campus except in parking lot areas that are at least 25-ft. from buildings and pathways. Policy includes e-cigarettes.
Woodland Community College 100% Tobacco-Free The use of any form of tobacco is prohibited at all times on all campus grounds.
Yuba College 100% Tobacco-Free District Policy: Yuba (Clear Lake is extension of Yuba) and Woodland Community College shall be designated as Tobacco-Free colleges…The Board of Trustees directs the Chancellor to set tobacco and smoking enforcement standards.
Yuba College - Clear Lake 100% Tobacco-Free District Policy: Yuba (Clear Lake is extension of Yuba) and Woodland Community College shall be designated as Tobacco-Free colleges…The Board of Trustees directs the Chancellor to set tobacco and smoking enforcement standards.