Cape Cod Community College
Anti-Smoking Policy

Pursuant to Massachusetts' Anti-Smoking Law, MGL Chapter 270, Section 22, "smoking" or "smoke" is defined as: "the lighting of a cigar, cigarette, pipe or other tobacco product or possessing a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or other tobacco or non-tobacco product designed to be combusted and inhaled." Under the law, smoking is prohibited in public place, including, but not limited to: colleges and university or in a public building or in a space occupied by a state agency or department of the commonwealth which is located in another building, including a private office.

The Cape Cod Community College anti-smoking policy includes the prohibition of the use of electronic cigarettes. Violators may be subject to fines and disciplinary actions as identified in the appropriate collective bargaining agreements or personnel policies, as well as the Massachusetts Student Code of Conduct.

Smoking Cessation Programs:
Students/faculty/staff completing a 6-week smoke-enders course will be reimbursed 50% of their costs. Please contact the Human Resources Office for more information.

Approved by the Board of Trustees
September 16, 2014