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What to say when you see someone smoking on campus

Faculty, staff and students who see individuals smoking or using tobacco on university grounds should inform these individuals politely that university policy prohibits tobacco use anywhere on university grounds.

Example Script #1:

Situation: You see a person using tobacco products on Northeast Wisconsin Technical College property.
Response: "Hello. I want to make you aware that we are a tobacco-free campus. 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:

Question: "Where am I allowed to smoke?"
Response: "To smoke or use tobacco products you will need to leave the campus or smoke in your vehicle.”

Example Script #3:

Situation: A property owner adjacent to campus notices tobacco use on or near his or her property.
Response: “I support Northeast Wisconsin Technical College as a tobacco-free campus. If you choose to smoke off campus, please be respectful of my property and properly dispose of any debris. Thank you for your cooperation."
 

Example Script #4:

For registration, pre-admission and office staff who speak to students and families before a Northeast Wisconsin Technical College campus visit:
Response: "I'd like to let you know in advance that our campus is a tobacco-free environment. We work hard to support a safe and healthful learning environment for everyone at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Tobacco-cessation resources are available for enrolled students, faculty and staff."

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