These regulations are intended to limit the potential adverse effects of secondhand smoke, to provide a tobacco free environment in all Fort Lewis College buildings and facilities, and to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Colorado Clean Indoor Act, § 25-14-201, et seq., C.R.S.
The Fort Lewis College Smoking and Tobacco Use Policy states:
“Tobacco” means cigarettes, cigars, cheroots, stogies, and periques; granulated, plug cut, crimp cut, ready rubbed, and other smoking tobacco; snuff and snuff flour; cavendish; plug and twist tobacco; fine-cut and other chewing tobacco; shorts, refuse scraps, clippings, cuttings, and sweepings of tobacco; and other kinds and forms of tobacco, prepared in such manner as to be suitable for chewing or for smoking in a cigarette, pipe, or otherwise, or both for chewing and smoking. "Tobacco" also includes cloves and any other plant matter or product that is packaged for smoking.
"Smoking" means the burning of a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, or any other device, matter or substance that contains tobacco.
There shall be no sale of tobacco in any Fort Lewis College building or facility or anywhere on the Fort Lewis College campus.
There shall be no smoking or other use of tobacco products in any buildings, facilities or motor vehicles owned, leased or operated by Fort Lewis College. “Buildings” and “facilities” shall include, but not be limited to, hallways, classrooms, offices, restrooms, meeting rooms, lobbies, elevators, shops, cafeterias, snack bars, waiting rooms, indoor athletic facilities and performance halls, and all other spaces in buildings and facilities. In addition, there shall be no smoking in or within fifty (50) feet of open-air athletic facilities, amphitheaters or parks on the College campus.
Tobacco use is permitted outside College campus buildings and facilities. However, all smoking shall occur at least fifty (50) feet away from all entryways, other doorways, windows, and ventilation systems to prevent smoke from entering enclosed buildings and facilities.
All members of the College community and visitors to the campus are responsible for compliance with this policy. Violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment, expulsion from the College, or removal and exclusion from the College campus, building or facility.
Pursuant to § 25-14-208, C.R.S., it is unlawful for any person to smoke in an area where smoking is prohibited by the Colorado Indoor Clean Air Act: “A person who violates this [Act] is guilty of a class 2 petty offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed two hundred dollars for a first violation within a calendar year, a fine not to exceed three hundred dollars for a second violation within a calendar year, and a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars for each additional violation within a calendar year. Each day of a continuing violation shall be deemed a separate violation.” Violations of the Act shall be cited by the Fort Lewis College Campus Police.”
Students or employees who wish to stop smoking may call the Fort Lewis College Health Center (247-7355) or San Juan Basin Health Center (247-5702, ext. 162) for information on available programs.