Smoke-Free Campus

Policy Type: 

I. Policy: Smoke-Free Campus

II. Who Does This Policy Affect

All HFC faculty, staff, students, vendors/contractors and visitors to our campus.

III. Purpose

As a leader in the community, HFC strongly discourages the use of any and all tobacco and nicotine products. Henry Ford College is committed to offering our staff and faculty helpful smoking cessation and wellness resources.

IV. Policy Statement

Henry Ford College supports and is committed to wellness and a healthy environment. No person shall smoke, chew, or otherwise use tobacco, tobacco products, tobacco-derived, or smoking simulation products or devices, on, in, or upon property owned or leased by the College, with the exception of use in private vehicles.

Recreational marihuana is not permitted anywhere on campus property or at any campus sponsored events. Use of marihuana includes, but is not limited to, smoking in any form or substance or any edible form. Marihuana smoking or use of marihuana is prohibited in any private vehicle, any College owned vehicle, or any vehicle located on College property.

Violation of this policy constitutes grounds for disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

For students, disciplinary consequences are set forth in the Student Code of Conduct. Disciplinary action may consist of payment of fines, verbal reprimand, restitution of damages, restriction of privileges, disciplinary probation, suspension, dismissal and/or notation on the student’s record of dismissal or suspension

V. Definitions

To “smoke” means: inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying any lighted or heated tobacco or plant product intended for inhalation, whether natural or synthetic. It also includes use of any such tobacco or plant product with a pipe or hookah; with an electronic smoking device which in any way creates an aerosol or vapor in any form; or any other oral smoking device, such as e-cigarettes, vaporizers or other such devices.

“Tobacco-derived or containing products” means: products that include, without limitation, cigarettes (including clove, bidis, kreteks and similar type products), electronic cigarettes, aerosol or vapor nicotine delivery devices, cigars and cigarillos, pipe tobacco, hookah-smoked products, and oral tobacco ( spit and spitless, smokeless, chew, snuff).

Marihuana means all parts of the plant of the genus cannabis, growing or not; the seeds of the plant; the resin extracted from any part of the plant; and every compound, manufacturer, salt derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant or its seeds or resin, including marihuana concentrate and the marihuana –infused products.

Marihuana-infused products means a topical formulation, tincture, beverage, edible substance, or similar product containing marihuana and other ingredients and that is intended for human consumption.

VI. Responsible Party for Policy Interpretation/Review

Concerns about violations of this Policy should be addressed at the time of occurrence, if possible. Campus Safety may be notified.

For continued concerns:

i. If the suspected violation involves an employee, the concern should be brought to the attention of the Director of Human Resources.
ii. If the concern involves a student, it should be brought to the attention of the Vice President of Student Affairs.
iii. If the concern involves a visitor or vendor to the campus, it should be brought to the attention of Campus Safety.

VII. Related Documents

• Drug and Alcohol Policy

• Student Code of Conduct

• Student Handbook-Policies

• Cessation services:

• Healthy Michigan:

• Michigan Tobacco Quitline 1-800-QUIT-NOW
• Michigan Smoke-Free Air Law, Public Act 188 0f 2009; MCL 333.12601 et seq, and as amended
• City of Dearborn Ordinances Nos. 50-573 and 50-51-631, and as amended

VIII. Policy History

a. Adopted by Board: Feb. 20, 1995
b. Previous Policy Section: Property; Previous Policy No. 6500

This policy supersedes and replaces any and all policies related to this subject


September 15, 2021 – Reviewed with no changes
January 14, 2019 at School Board meeting
Dec. 2018 due to the passage of Proposal 1
August 14, 2017
Jan. 1, 2012

Adopted Date: 
Monday, February 20, 1995
Board Approved