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HCC would like to remind everyone that we are a tobacco-free, including electronic cigarettes, cigarettes, and any other tobacco product. Students, faculty, staff and vendors who use any tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, may smoke or chew in their cars as long as no smoke, ash or butts escape from the car.

HCC president Kris Williams notes, this change in policy follows practice at all KCTCS campuses to help ensure the health of students, faculty, and staff. HCC is focused on wellness and offers walking spaces and a fitness center for our students; this new policy supports this initiative.

According to the American Lung Association, 246 colleges and universities in the nation are completely tobacco-free. More than 200 other higher education institutions are smoke free, and many more are considering limitations on tobacco use on campus.

Our Tobacco Free page provides a wealth of information for those that have any questions.