Section 1: General
1.1 Scope. This policy establishes a tobacco- and smoke-free environment at West Virginia University at Parkersburg in order to provide a safe and a healthful environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors.
1.2 Authority. W. Va. Code §18B-1-6, Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department Clean Indoor Air Regulation
1.3 Effective Date. February 19, 2013
Section 2: Policy.
2.1 The use of all tobacco and smoking products, including e-cigarettes, is prohibited in all facilities of West Virginia University at Parkersburg. This policy applies to all buildings of WVU at Parkersburg in all locations and all state vehicles owned by WVU at Parkersburg.
2.2 “Tobacco-Free Environment" and “No Smoking” signs shall be displayed in appropriate locations.
2.3 Smoking may be permitted outdoors in designated areas only. The goal is to maintain a smoke-free environment at all main entrances.
2.4 Designated smoking areas shall be identified by the institution and signs shall be posted to identify those locations. In accordance with the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department’s Clean Indoor Air Regulation, smoking areas in these designated locations shall be 15 or more feet away from any entrance, window or ventilation/HVAC system.
2.5 Educational programs on health issues related to tobacco use and smoking cessation workshops will be provided to employees and students.
2.6 Violators of this policy may be subject to disciplinary action. Fines may also be imposed by the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department.