All NCTC Campuses Are Tobacco-Free


Clearing the Air With Tobacco-Free Campuses

Beginning January 1, 2012, ALL campuses of North Central Texas College are tobacco-free.

NCTC is committed to providing a safe, healthy and welcoming learning environment.

Students, faculty, staff and visitors will be breathing easier at NCTC.

NCTC restricts the use of all tobacco products including cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipes and smokeless tobacco on campus property. NCTC is aware that tobacco use influences underage students which accumulates unsightly tobacco litter and interferes with assuring clean air for all who come to NCTC.

NCTC recognizes the health hazards of tobacco use and of exposure to second hand smoke. Information on tobacco cessation program is available for students, faculty, staff who wish to stop using tobacco products. Click on "Tobacco Cessation Programs" for more information.

We would like to "thank you" for your help in making our campuses Tobacco-Free.

For questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Vice President of Student Services at (940) 668-4240

Tobacco-Free Campuses Tobacco Cessation Programs

Do you want to quit smoking? Tobacco Cessation Resources and Support can help. A healthy lifestyle is the key to continued well being. Changing your lifestyle for the better takes time and effort. Resources and support are available

Quitting tobacco can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke and improve your quality of life.

The American Cancer Society offers a free quit line, 1-877-YES-QUIT. Callers can receive counseling sessions, access to self-help booklets, advice about support programs available locally, and more. For more information, visit YesQuit.com.

NCTC program for faculty and staff

For more information contact the Human Resource Office, located on the Gainesville Campus, (940) 668-3302

Tabacco Free Campus FAQ

Where can I find the NCTC Tabacco-Free Policy? add

The NCTC Board Policy Manual, Student Handbook, Residence Life Handbook, or click here

Whom does this policy affect? add

This policy applies to all faculty, staff, and students of North Central Texas College as well as contractor, vendors, and visitors to our campuses.

Does this affect all five NCTC campuses? add

Yes - tobacco is now prohibited in all NCTC campus facilities, campus grounds, walkway areas and North Central Texas College vehicles (including parking lots).

Can I still use tobacco products in my own vehicle? add

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.

Are electronic cigarettes or vaporizers allowed on campus? add

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 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 and Vaporizers produce a vapor of undetermined and potentially harmful substances, which may appear similar to the smoke emitted by traditional tobacco products.

Will there be tobacco cessation program to assist faculty and staff to quit smoking? add

Faculty and staff can contact the Human Resource Office for additional assistance available (940) 688-3302

I am a student and wish to quit smoking. Are there any websites I can visit to obtain resources? add

Yes, you can visit tobacco cessation programs located on this website.

How will this policy be communicated to the college? add

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.

Have the other colleges and universities gone Tobacco-Free? add

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.

Why should I comply? add

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.