Campus Smoking & Vaping Use Policy / Cessation Resources
The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District is a smoke and tobacco-free environment (AP 3570). Smoking, vaping, and the use of tobacco products is prohibited on all District property at all times. This applies to students, faculty, staff, administrators, visitors, and general members of the public.
This prohibition includes the use of all tobacco products, including but not limited to: cigarettes, cigars, little cigars, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco, snuff, hookahs, and an electronic device that delivers nicotine or other vaporized liquids to a person inhaling from the device (e.g., e-cigarettes and vaporizers).
District property includes both indoor and outdoor areas of property that is owned, leased, or otherwise controlled by the District, including but not limited to: classrooms, offices, lobbies, lounges, waiting areas, stairwells, restrooms, walkways, sidewalks, lawns, athletic fields and viewing stands, warehouses, storage yards, and District-owned or leased vehicles.
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.
For More Information
Cessation Resources & Free Apps
- The Great American Smokeout® (American Cancer Society)
- Apps and Resources to Quit Vaping and Tobacco: California Youth Advocacy Network (CYAN)
- California Youth Advocacy Network - Digital Quit Kit (PDF)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Quit Guide (cdc.gov)
- Quit Smoking Resources from the ALA (American Lung Association)
quitSTART program for women, men, teens, veterans, en espanol, and those 60+. The quitSTART app is a free smartphone app that helps you quit smoking with tailored tips, inspiration, and challenges.
Mobile App from the California Smokers' Helpline!
The California Smokers’ Helpline is pleased to announce its new, free quit smoking mobile app for iPhone, No Butts. No Butts uses proven methods to help smokers quit including a personalized quit plan and information about effective quitting aids.
The app also features other useful tools like a personal log of smoking triggers, motivational reminders, and a variety of quit smoking tips.
This free app is currently available only for iPhones but will also be available for Android phones in the future. To download the app from the Apple Store, please click the button below:
Please feel free to share this post with your patients, clients, friends and family. Since this is our first version of the app, we also appreciate any feedback you may have about it. Please feel free to email any comments or suggestions to email@example.com.
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.
Helping our respected military with tobacco cessation, please visit the following for more information: www.projectuniform.org.
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
Shasta County Community Health & Human Services Agency
If you would like to quit tobacco use, please contact our office or check the resources through Shasta County Public Health. For more resources on quitting tobacco, please visit the Shasta County HHSA website.
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
For more details and registration information, please visit the Dignity Health website.