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Campus Smoke-Free Policy

Campus Smoke-Free Policy

Office of Campus Safety & Security...

In January of 2008, the Chicago City Council passed the updated Chicago Clean Indoor Air Ordinance (Chapter 7-32 of the City of Chicago Municpal Code).  The new law is intended to protect the health of patrons and workers against tobacco and secondhand smoke by prohibiting smoking within all campus facilities, and within 15 ft. of any building entrance. 

It is the responsibility of the college community members to comply with and respect the College's accountability for compliance.  All staff, faculty and students are asked to assist enforcing this smoking policy.  Security officers will inform the appropriate personnel of violations with the policy that may result in college disciplinary action. 

"No smoking" signs have been posted throughout the college campus and will be maintained as a reminder.  


Secondhand smoke is known to cause cancer, heart disease, respiratory problems, bring on ashtma attacks and irritate allergies.  To learn more about secondhand smoking, you can click on to www.lungusa.org/site.

The Office of Safety & Security requests your cooperation in complying and reminding others about the city ordinance.

Thank you for helping us keep our campus smoke-free!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office.