Shasta College Smoking & Tobacco Use Policy ​​

NEW Campus Policy starting Jan. 1, 2020 !!


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The vapor emitted from an e-cigarette is not just water vapor.  At the very least, it contains a propellant.  If it is a nicotine e-cigarette then it also emits nicotine particles in the vapor. 
So – for those nearby there is a “second-hand” exposure to chemicals, similar to other smoked products. Authorities don't necessarily know what's inside of e-cigarettes, which are unregulated and not considered a tobacco cessation aid. Some brands of e-cigarettes have higher amounts of nicotine than regular cigarettes.  ​

Shasta College is a tobacco-restricted campus
Includes e-cigarettes!

Smoking is only allowed in 3 designated smoking areas located:
     1. Outside east entrance of 1100 building
     2. Outside north entrance of 2300 building
     3. Specific area near the dorms for dorm residents

Spitting of chew tobacco in classrooms (into personal cups, trashcans, etc.) is also prohibited.

Willful non-compliance is a violation of college policy and the Student Code of Conduct.

Helping our respected military with tobacco cessation 

​ Tobacco Free California

The Health & Wellness Office has tobacco quit kits that can help you prepare for a successful quit.
Pick up a Quit Kit and chat with the college nurse! 

For more information on how to quit, call: 1-800 NO BUTTS.
Quit Kit materials are made possible with funds received from the Tobacco Tax Health Protection Act
of 1988 - Prop. 99, through the California Department of Public Health, under Grant No. 05-45721,
administered by PHFE Inc.

 ​Community Support with Quitting Tobacco

If you would like to quit tobacco use, please contact our office or check the resources through Shasta County Public Health   Quitting Tobacco 

Tobacco Recovery - Live a Tobacco Free Life​

Through Mercy Medical Center 

Stopping smoking and tobacco use can be hard, but don’t feel like you have to quit alone! Join us for a free 6-week program aimed at helping you quit all types of tobacco use.

This FREE Workshop (series of 6 classes) will help:

  • Develop a healthy living plan
  • Offer advice to promote alternatives to tobacco
  • Provide ways to cope with cravings
  • Provide problem-solving tools and social support
  • Give information about other options like Nicotine Replacement Therapy and prescriptions like CHANTIX and Zyban​

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