Frequently Asked Questions
A: The NCTC Board Policy Manual, Student Handbook, and in the Residence Life Handbook.
A: January 1, 2012
A: This policy applies to all faculty, staff, and
students of North Central Texas College as well as contractor, vendors,
and visitors to our campuses.
A: Yes – tobacco is now
prohibited in all NCTC campus facilities, campus grounds, walkway areas
and North Central Texas College vehicles (including parking lots).
A. Yes, you may use tobacco products in parked and
moving vehicles while on grounds as long as the vehicle is not owned or
operated by North Central Texas College.
Q. Are electronic
cigarettes (e-cigarettes) allowed on campus?
A. No, they are not allowed.
Unregulated high-tech tobacco or smoking devices, commonly referred to as
electronic cigarettes, or “e-cigarettes,” closely resemble and purposefully
mimic the act of smoking by having users inhale vaporized liquid nicotine
created by heat through an electronic ignition system. After testing a number
of e-cigarettes from two leading manufacturers, the Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) determined that various samples tested contained not only contained
nicotine but also detectable levels of known carcinogens and toxic chemicals,
including tobacco-specific nitrosamines and diethylene glycol, a toxic chemical
used in antifreeze. The FDA’s testing also suggested that “quality control
processes used to manufacture these products are inconsistent or non-existent”
based on laboratory analysis of electronic cigarettes conducted by FDA," Food
and Drug Administration (FDA). E-cigarettes produce a vapor of undetermined
and potentially harmful substances, which may appear similar to the smoke
emitted by traditional tobacco products. Their use in places where tobacco
products are prohibited creates concern and confusion leading to difficulties
in enforcing the tobacco-free policy.
A: Faculty and staff can contact the Human Resource Office for additional assistance available 940.688.3302.
A. Yes, you can visit tobacco cessation programs located on this website.
A: Education regarding NCTC's Tobacco-Free policy
will be included in formal orientation for all incoming students,
faculty and staff. Sufficient signage will be posted to inform members
of the campus community and its visitors of the policy. All college
staff in supervisory roles will communicate the policy to everyone
within their areas of responsibility.
A: Reality is that fewer and fewer places permit
the use of tobacco products. In growing numbers, both in the public and
private sectors, work sites have implemented a tobacco-free policy. In
fact, hundreds of campuses nationwide are now Tobacco-Free campuses.
A. NCTC is committed to providing a healthy place
to learn and work for all members of the college community. We hope that
tobacco users will be respectful of the right of their fellow members
of the college community to be in a tobacco-free environment. We also
hope that those who do not use tobacco products will remind violators of
the tobacco-free policy in a courteous and respectful manner.