Tobacco Use

In accordance with KSA 72-53,107 and in the interest of the public health, the use of all tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco, is prohibited on the Pratt Community College campus—both inside/outside of buildings and all campus properties. Using devices and/or products, as well as actions that give the appearance of tobacco use is prohibited.


  1. Smoking and the use of tobacco products by students, faculty, staff and visitors is prohibited on all College premises including all buildings, grounds or vehicles owned, leased, operated, controlled or supervised by the College including any buildings or grounds leased or operated by the College that are located off campus.
  2. Smoking is defined as inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying any lighted or heated cigar, cigarette, pipe, or any other lighted or heated tobacco or other product intended for inhalation, in any manner or in any form. Smoking also includes the use of e-cigarettes which create a vapor, in any manner or any form, or the use of any device for the purpose of circumventing the prohibition of smoking in this policy.
  3. Tobacco use includes inhaling, smoking, chewing, dipping, or any other assimilation of tobacco products.
  4. Littering the campus with remains of tobacco products or any other disposable product is prohibited.
  5. Enforcement – Employees: Complaints concerning violations of this policy should first be directed to the Supervisor or the Department Head of the person in violation of the policy. If the complaint is not resolved at the department level, the complainant should direct the complaint to the Vice-President overseeing the department. The Vice-President will discuss the issue with the parties involved in an effort to provide resolution and may, if necessary, advise the supervisor to take appropriate disciplinary action if the employee repeatedly violates this policy.
  6. Enforcement – Students: Complaint concerning violation of this policy by students should be directed to the Vice-President of Students and Enrollment Management.
  7. Violations shall be dealt with according to established student, faculty, and staff handbooks, policies and procedures.

X This policy replaces policy dated 09-20-2016, 07-24-2014, 06-12-2012, 07-06-2010, 04-
25-2007, 07-25-2006, 01-02-2008, 10-03-2006,

Policy Number: 


Policy Type: 

Administrative Policy

Adoption Date: 

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Review Date: 

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Revision Date: 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016