Tobacco-Limited Campus

Beginning January 1, 2014, Volunteer State Community College will become a tobacco-free campus with a few exceptions. The new tobacco policy prohibits the use of all tobacco products on the vast majority of campus.  This includes cigarettes and cigars, chewing tobacco and snuff and smokeless electronic devices. Use of tobacco products will be confined to parking areas.  This new policy will make Vol State one of the over 750 schools in the country that have either eliminated or limited the use of tobacco. We will begin by focusing on education, making certain that staff and students are fully aware of the policy and making tobacco cessation resources and tips available to those that want to undertake that process. Once we move forward into the enforcement plan beginning on January 1, 2014, we ask that everybody respectfully adhere to the policy while on campus grounds.

This initiative should help our campus community as a whole. It is our hope that together we can become healthier, happier, more successful students and employees.  Our new policy may be found below.  

Tobacco and Smoke Free Campus Policy

There are many cessation aids and techniques available.  We have worked diligently to compile a list of resources listed below for those who decide to stop using tobacco.  

Tobacco Cessation Resources

Smokefree Apps include QuitSTART.  It's a free smartphone app that can help you track your cravings and moods and monitor your progress toward achieving smokefree milestones.  It was created with teens in mind, but can be used by adults as well.  For more information, visit teen.smokefree.gov.  

Additional Resources for Employees:

EAP Counseling: Up to five free visits are available for employees and eligible family members for: developing smoking/tobacco use cessation plans; those struggling with issues related to smoking/tobacco use cessation; communications conflict issues within the family related to cessation. Call the Tennessee EAP toll-free number,1-855-437-3486, 24 hours a day.

For employees covered under the State of TN health insurance plan (either with Cigna or Blue Cross Blue Shield) can use pharmacy benefits to obtain $0 co-pay cessation related prescriptions.  For more information, please click here.