Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) will become a tobacco-free institution on July 1, 2015. The use of any tobacco products (including electronic cigarettes) will be prohibited on all college properties.
When this change is enacted on July 1, 2015, SKYCTC will join the 15 other colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) and more than 900 other United States colleges and universities with tobacco-free policies and initiatives in place for the entire campus.
SKYCTC Tobacco-Free Initiative
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The following scripts are suggested messages people can share when they see someone violating the initiative:
Example Script #1: (after July 1, 2015)
Situation: You see a person using tobacco products on SKYCTC property.
Response: "Hello, my name is _______, and I am an (employee, student) here at SKYCTC. I want to make you aware that we are now a tobacco-free campus … meaning that tobacco products are prohibited on our grounds. We would appreciate if you would not use tobacco products while visiting our campus. Thank you for your cooperation."
Example Script #2: (after July 1, 2015)
Question: "Where am I allowed to smoke?"
Response: "Smoking and other tobacco products are not allowed anywhere on the campus.
This is a new policy, put in place on July 1, meant to promote better health in our students and employees. If you need to smoke or use tobacco products you will need to leave the campus."
Example Script #3: (before July 1, 2015)
For Vendors and Visitors: "I'd like to let you know in advance that SKYCTC is going to be a tobacco-free environment as of July 1. Use of tobacco products will not be permitted on any property, grounds, or parking areas."
Example Script #4: (before July 1, 2015)
For registration, pre-admission, and office staff who are speaking to students and families prior to a campus visit: "I'd like to let you know in advance that SKYCTC is going to be a tobacco-free environment as of July 1. Use of tobacco products will not be permitted on any property, grounds, or parking areas."
SKYCTC will offer smoking and tobacco cessation classes in the future.
For employees: https://www.healthwise.net/humana/Content/StdDocument.aspx?DOCHWID=qtsmk#aa99125
SKYCTC values the health and well-being of everyone who uses our facilities. If you use tobacco products and would like to quit, you may want to discuss with your physician or other health care provider which of the approaches are available.