Smoking Policy

Smoke Free Workplace/School Policy

To protect and enhance our indoor air quality and to contribute to the health and well-being of all employees, students, customers and clients, the Naturopathic Community Center, Naturopathic Institute and Herbs Etc shall be entirely smoke free. Additionally, the use of all tobacco and all other smoking products, including chewing tobacco and electronic cigarettes (E-cigarettes), is banned from the premises.

Smoking is prohibited in all of the enclosed areas of the building, without exception. This includes common work areas, the entry ways, classrooms, conference and meeting rooms, private offices, hallways, the kitchen, front porch, patio, library, stairs, restrooms, sidewalk entrances and all other areas within 50 feet of the building.

The only designated smoking area is outdoors, across the street, or in the parking lot directly east, outside the 50-foot parameter. No one may smoke along any pathway or walkway leading to or from the designated smoking area.

Additionally, employees, students, clients or customers may smoke in their personal vehicles, but the smoke and tobacco products must be completely contained within the vehicle. It is not acceptable that either smoking or non-smoking employees, customers, clients, or students are subjected to smoke that they must walk through to reach their vehicle or any other destination on the premises.

Finally, smokers and users of any tobacco or any other smoking products must dispose of the remains in the proper containers. This helps to keep a neat and clean environment for all.

Failure to comply with all of the components of this policy will result in disciplinary action.