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Friday, September 22, 2017
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Arkansas Clean Air on Campus Act of 2009

As of August 1, 2010, the “Arkansas Clean Air on Campus Act” will prohibit smoking on each campus of state supported institutions of higher education.

As a state supported institution of higher education, University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College is obliged to uphold the law; therefore all students, faculty, staff, administrators, guests and vendors must refrain from smoking while on campus property.

The law defines “campus” as “all property, including buildings and grounds that are owned or operated by a state supported institution of higher education.”

An individual or campus subject to the smoking prohibitions shall not discriminate or retaliate in any manner against a person for making a complaint of a violation or furnishing information concerning a violation to a person, campus or governing authority.

Violators may face fines ranging from $100-$500.

Arkansas Clean Air on Campus Act of 2009 Bill (PDF)

Tobacco use on campus

Effective January 1, 2015 all forms of tobacco use are banned on all UA-PTC campuses. Additionally E-Cigarettes are prohibited on Campus. "Campus" is defined as "all property, including buildings and grounds that are owned or operated by a state-supported institution of higher education."

Get help to quit

In the fight to quit tobacco, nobody has to go it alone. Right now, you’ve got all the help you need in your corner – and it’s free: the Arkansas Tobacco Quit-line: 1-800-QUIT-NOW

This is confidential, one-on-one help that’s tailored just for you. A 24-hour direct line to professionally trained Quit Coaches® waiting to help you fight the good fight, plus a 24-hour online community of support from others who’ve gone through exactly what you’re facing … and you can even get a supply of the latest nicotine replacement therapy medications at no cost. All you have to do is call.

Take a closer look at all the resources that are available to you at www.stampoutsmoking.com/about-sos/ Whether you’re trying to quit or working to help somebody else succeed, you’re about to be twice as strong as you were – and that much closer to your goal.