Tobacco-Free Campus

After January 1, 2016, Volunteer State Community College will prohibit the use of tobacco on any campus property to all students, faculty, staff, contractors and visitors. The use of tobacco or vaping (e-cigarette) products is prohibited in college buildings and on college grounds, including parking areas, walkways and buildings.  This does include  any vehicles located on campus property on campus locations in Gallatin, Springfield and Livingston.

Prohibited tobacco products include:

The tobacco-vaping-free policy is a part of Vol State’s commitment to creating a healthy and sustainable environment for all members of our campus community and is designed to be positive and health directed.  Individuals noticing violations of the policy should strive to be non-confrontational and respectful to tobacco or vape users when communicating our policy.  Additionally, tobacco or e-cigarette users are expected to adhere to the policy and likewise be respectful to the remainder of campus.  Enforcement of the policy will be achieved primarily through education, awareness and a spirit of cooperation.

Vol State is not requiring faculty, staff and students to quit using tobacco products; however, we do expect the policy to be followed while on Vol State property, and we are offering support to our students and employees who wish to stop using prohibited products.

For more information and tips on how to stop using tobacco, please visit the resources listed below.

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.