Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Remember: TCC is tobacco free

I have been on all of the TCC campuses since fall classes have begun, and I want to remind everyone that TCC is tobacco free. I saw TCC Campus Police talking to people on the campuses who weren't following the policy, and I saw students on campus wearing electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, which are also prohibited.

TCC became tobacco free in 2012 after Gov. Mary Fallin signed an Executive Order to make all state-owned and state-leased properties tobacco free. Consequently, TCC Board of Regents supported the governor's order by approving a tobacco-free policy on all TCC locations.

To report violations of the policy, contact TCC Campus Police at 918-595-8888.

To read details about the TCC policy and the health benefits of quitting, visit http://www.tulsacc.edu/tcctobaccofree


  1. Just because they're wearing them (I'm assuming on a lanyard, since that's basically the only way to 'wear' them) doesn't necessarily mean they are using them. You can't leave electronic cigarettes in your car. The liquid evaporating is the best case scenario. Worst case, the battery will stop working, and it will need to be replaced, which can be pretty expensive depending on the battery brand and voltage being used.
    I really wish people would become more informed on electronic cigarettes. And the dangers that they DON'T pose. The only reason they're banned is because it 'looks like smoking' according to all the staff/security/faculty I've spoken to. That's not a valid reason in my book, but I don't make the rules. Also; http://publichealth.drexel.edu/SiteData/docs/ms08/f90349264250e603/ms08.pdf
    That refutes any claim that electronic cigarettes are dangerous to anyone.

  2. If they're wearing them, they're not smoking them. It'd be one thing if they were puffing them but if they're just around their neck? Esp. since they don't produce the usual smoke that regular cigarettes do.