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.
Read the Wenatchee Valley College Tobacco Free Campus Policy and Procedure
View Tobacco Free Policy FAQs
View video: How to Talk to a Smoker (from Portland Community College)
What does this mean to me?
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 did Wenatchee Valley College go 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 tobacco-users.
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:
It's the Law: No Smoking or Vaping until Age 21 poster and information
10 Ways to Resist Tobacco Cravings from the Mayo Clinic
Quit Tips and Quit Smoking Resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Resources for Quitting Smoking, Tobacco and Vaping from the American Heart Association
Teen and Young Adult Vaping - FAQs from the Department of Health
Free Quit Smoking and Vaping Apps for your phone from the Department of Health
WA State Tobacco Cessation Resources for Health Care Providers from the Department of Health
WA State Tobacco Quit Line: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669)
Health Effects of Second-Hand Smoking from Visually
What you should know about e-cigarettes from the National Institute on Drug Abuse
There are programs to help you quit through your insurance programs such as: Uniform
Quit for Life program.
Living Tobacco Free