Tobacco Free Campus
Wenatchee Valley College went tobacco free on June 17, 2013. The use of all tobacco products is not allowed on college property and smoking materials must be extinguished and disposed of prior to entering any college property. This includes cigarettes, e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.
What does this mean
A tobacco-free campus means that everyone refrains from
using any tobacco products including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars or pipes and smokeless
or chewing tobacco in WVC buildings or on WVC premises. This includes, but is not limited to all
sidewalks, parking lots, landscaped areas, recreational areas and buildings on
any WVC property and in any WVC owned, rented or leased vehicles.
Why is Wenatchee
Valley College going tobacco free?
We’ve heard from you: tobacco is unhealthy. It smells bad, causes health problems and
litters our beautiful campuses. That
sentiment comes from students, faculty, staff and visitors.
A tobacco-free campus creates a healthier environment for
all of us. It helps people who want to quit using tobacco. It helps reduce the number of new
How will the new
policy be enforced?
Ultimately it is everyone’s responsibility to follow college
policy while on college property. We ask
that everyone remind each other that we are a tobacco free college. In addition to verbal reminders, failure to
comply with the tobacco free policy could result in disciplinary action.
Are you ready to quit
or want more information?
If you are interested in quitting smoking or you know
someone who may be interested. This is a
good time to gather the information and decide when to take the first step.
We've got resources:
There are programs to help you quit through your insurance
programs such as: Uniform Quit for Life program.
Fact Sheets from the American Legacy Foundation
Summary of Results: Laboratory Analysis of Electronic Cigarettes Conducted by the FDA