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Minnesota West Policies

Chapter 5 - Administration

5.18.2 Use of Tobacco Products


In compliance with Minnesota Freedom to Breathe Act and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board Policy 5.18, Minnesota West Community & Technical College prohibits  the use of tobacco products in all college buildings (owned or leased), campus housing, on campus grounds and athletic facilities and in college owned vehicles.  Tobacco use is, however, permitted in personal vehicles on campus grounds.


Any person who uses tobacco of any kind, including e-cigarettes and dissolvable tobacco products in any manner in any area where tobacco is prohibited  will be subject to the college‚Äôs Code of Conduct procedures.


Traditional Native American ceremonies:  With prior approval, College policy allows smoking by a Native American as part of a traditional Native American spiritual or cultural ceremony. For purposes of this section, a Native American is a person who is a member of an Indian tribe as defined in section 260.755, subdivision 12."


Approved by:  Richard Shrubb, President

May 6, 2011
History & Revisions:  Orignated 7/1/2003