Larimer Campus Tobacco & Vape Free

Tobacco- and Vape-Free Campus: Effective August 1, 2019

To comply with a statewide executive order, FRCC’s Larimer Campus is going tobacco- and vape-free this summer. The Larimer Campus joins all of Colorado’s public colleges and universities – and more than 1,000 others nationwide – in this health effort.

Our campus community recognizes that exposure to smoking and tobacco products present health and safety concerns for all students, employees, and visitors. For these reasons, no smoking, vaping or other tobacco use will be allowed on campus — effective August 1.

This includes FRCC’s Prospect and Loveland locations. FRCC’s Boulder County and Westminster campuses have been tobacco and vape free since 2016 and 2017 (respectively). 

Please use our online feedback form if you have questions or concerns about this directive. 

The executive order applies to every person on all FRCC campuses, including employees, students, contractors, vendors and visitors.

Smoking or use of any tobacco product or e-cigarette/vaping device is not permitted in any facility or on the grounds of any FRCC campus. This includes property that is “owned or controlled” by FRCC, which includes parking lots, sidewalks, and the open space. 

Tobacco products include: lighted cigarette, cigars, pipes, hookah products, any smokeless, spit or spitless, dissolvable, or inhaled tobacco products, including but not limited to dip, chew, snuff, in any form and any other nicotine or THC delivery device (such as electronic vaporizers).

We do not require anyone to abstain from using tobacco off campus. The order simply means that no one can use tobacco products while on campus. If you do not wish to quit smoking, and would like to curb cravings while on FRCC property, we suggest working with a health care provider to determine alternatives that will work for you.

Smoking, vaping or use of any tobacco product is prohibited in any facility or on the grounds of any FRCC campus or site. Colorado’s executive order applies to property that is “owned or controlled” by FRCC, including all parking lots. You are permitted to use tobacco products just off campus on any designated public sidewalk. See public sidewalks where smoking is allowed:

Research shows that e-cigarettes are not a safe alternative to traditional cigarettes. Currently, e-cigarettes are not an FDA-approved cessation device, and they can contain chemicals that can be toxic. It is difficult to determine what is in an e-cigarette—and marijuana-containing vaporizers can look similar to traditional vaporizers. Any marijuana use on campus is prohibited and against federal law because our school receives federal funding. For the health and safety of everyone who learns, visits and works on our campus, these products cannot be used on campus.

Designated smoking areas are not allowed under the statewide executive order. FRCC works to create a healthy environment to live, work and learn. Designated smoking areas create confusion and are a compliance challenge. In fact, research shows that people rarely comply with designated smoking areas.

The Student Code of Conduct regulates student behaviors on campus, including adherence to campus policies. Continued failure by students to comply with the directions of college officials to abide by these rules may be reported to the Dean of Student Affairs as a violation of rights and freedoms #12 in the FRCC Code of Conduct. Further sanctions may be imposed at the discretion of the Dean of Student Affairs.

Compliance with Front Range Community College rules and regulations is considered a standard part of job performance for all employees. Repeated failure to employees to abide by these rules may be addressed through information discussions between the employee and their immediate supervisor (e.g., clarifying FRCC's rules, outlining available resources, and helping the employee to develop a strategy for compliance with the tobacco free directive).

See community resources for smoking and tobacco addiction available to students and employees at:

To comply with a statewide executive order issued in November of 2018, FRCC’s Larimer Campus is going tobacco- and vape-free. No smoking, vaping or other tobacco use will be allowed on campus — effective August 1, 2019.

If you're ready to quit, here are some resources that can help: 

  • Colorado QuitLine: Call 1 (800) QUITNOW or visit www.CoQuitLine.org
  • Quit Tobacco Program: (970) 224-5209 or email quitsmoking@healthdistrict.org
  • Pick up a “quit kit” at Student Life.
  • Check with your health insurance provider for benefits to assist with quitting. FRCC employees can contact Human Resources on vendor-specific benefits.

Effective August 1, 2019, smoking or use of any tobacco product is not permitted in any facility or on the grounds of FRCC-Larimer Campus. This includes property that is “owned or controlled” by FRCC, which includes parking lots.

See the Larimer Campus Tobacco Free Boundary of where the directive is in effect. You are permitted to use tobacco products just off campus on any designated public sidewalk.

Tobacco products include: lighted cigarette, cigars, pipes, hookah products, any smokeless, spit or spitless, dissolvable, or inhaled tobacco products, including but not limited to dip, chew, snuff, in any form and any other nicotine or THC delivery device (such as electronic vaporizers).

Any student who chooses to violate FRCC Campus Policies may be subject to disciplinary action through the Student Code of Conduct. For questions regarding the Student Code of Conduct, please contract Brandon Fox, Director of Student Success at Brandon.Fox@frontrange.edu

For general questions, contact Student Life: (970) 204-8243

For employee-related questions, contact Caralee Sommers in Human Resources: (970) 204-8106

During the current transitional period, people are permitted to vape or use tobacco in the designated smoking areas. Signage will be placed in the smoking areas to alert people to the upcoming August 1 deadline. If you see someone smoking outside a designated smoking area, it is OK and appropriate to ask them to move.

Want Help Quitting?

Organization Description  Contact 
Health District of Northern Larimer County

Cessation program that combines cessation counseling with patches, gum and lozenges. 

Medicaid recipients – free; Sliding scale with minimum $10 fee to $100 fee.

https://www.healthdistrict.org/services/quit-smoking

Rosi Davidson

Tobacco Treatment Specialist    

120 Bristlecone Drive

Fort Collins, CO 80524

Office:  (970) 224-5209 

Colorado QuitLine 

Free resources and coaching via telephone for clients. 

Pharmacotherapy (patches, etc) program is offered and varies by client.

 

1-800-QUITNOW

https://www.coquitline.org/en-US/
Be Tobacco Free 

FREE Smoke-free apps:   QuitGuide and quitSTART

Information about medications that can help people quit aside from nicotine replacement therapy.

Requires use of health insurance or out of pocket expense.

https://www.tobaccofreeco.org

 https://betobaccofree.hhs.gov/

800-QUIT-NOW and

877-44U-QUIT 

Smokefree 

For young adults 18-24.

Offers a text message program called ‘Every Try Counts’ using steps for readiness such as building skills for trying to quit, trying for a few days and setting a quit date.

 

https://teen.smokefree.gov/

https://smokefree.gov/

Other Community Resources

Learn about additional community resources available for your health and well-being .
Contact Campus Security
Boulder County Campus

(303) 678-3911 | Email us

Larimer Campus

(970) 204-8124 | Email us

Westminster Campus

(303) 404-5411 | Email us