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 the Larimer campus, 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 the Larimer 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.

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.

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.

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.

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