Tobacco and Smoke Free Campus Policy

Adopted July 17, 2018; Resolution Number 2018-38; Replaces Resolution Number 2005-56;

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees of the Stark County District Library


The Stark County District Library (SCDL) building interiors are currently a smoke free environment. Patrons and library staff are currently permitted to smoke outside of the buildings. Due to the significant negative health impact that tobacco and smoking products cause library users and staff, the SCDL Board of Trustees recognizes the following statements:

  1. The SCDL Board of Trustees is interested in the health and well being of all library patrons and staff.
  2. Cigarette smoking, second hand tobacco smoke, and tobacco products have been determined to be harmful to the public’s health.
  3. Patrons of the library have the right to use materials and services, and staff members of the libraryhave a right to perform their duties without exposure to preventable health risks.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the SCDL Board of Trustees that the library’s buildings, vehicles, and grounds shall be tobacco and smoke free effective January 1, 2019.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT, prohibited tobacco use and smoking in all forms includes the use of electronic cigarettes, personal vapors, and smoke-free oral tobacco products. FDA approved nicotine replacement therapy will be allowed (e.g., patches, gum, and lozenges). It is the intention of the Library to take whatever action may be needed to prevent, correct, and if necessary, discipline behavior that violates this policy.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT, in the interest of a healthier workplace and work force, the library will periodically provide training and informational assistance to library workers seeking to become smoke and tobacco free.

Effective January 1, 2019

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