In order to provide a healthy working and learning environment, Clark College is proud to be the first 100% tobacco free campus in the state of Washington, and one of the first 100% tobacco free campuses in the nation. This change in policy occurred using a shared governance model, including over two years of data gathering from students, staff and faculty. This policy was approved by the Board of Trustees on November 21, 2005, and implemented on January 1, 2006. (View the full policy)
Our tobacco free policy is intended to encourage employees, students, and visitors to improve their health by eliminating the use of tobacco products. It is not intended to drive tobacco use from on campus to our off-campus neighbors. The consideration and cooperation of tobacco users and non-tobacco users alike is needed to fully implement the policy.
If you have been thinking about quitting, this is the perfect opportunity. The college is highly committed to supporting all faculty, staff, and students who wish to stop using tobacco. The clear fact remains that tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Resources used around the college to educate and inform are listed here: