American River College is tobacco-free, smoke-free, and vapor-free since January 1, 2016.

No Smoking campus

We are committed to providing a safe and healthy working and learning environment for our students, employees, and visitors. That's why American River College is tobacco-free, smoke-free, and vape-free.

The restrictions on the use of tobacco products apply 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and 365 days per year. The restrictions apply to all campuses, educational centers, and offices. The restrictions apply to all indoor and outdoor spaces – including parking lots or structures – and college vehicles.

What is Prohibited?

The following are prohibited:

  • Smoking of any kind
  • Using chewing tobacco or other smokeless tobacco products
  • Using marijuana (including medical marijuana)
  • Using unregulated nicotine products (such as vapes, electronic nicotine delivery systems, or electronic smoking devices)

Smoking is defined as inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying any lighted or heated cigar, cigarette, pipe, or any other lighted or heated tobacco or other product intended for inhalation, in any manner or in any form. Smoking also includes the use of e-cigarettes. An e-cigarette is any oral device that provides a vapor of nicotine or any other substance for inhalation. E-cigarettes do not include products approved by the United States Department of Food and Drug Administration for medical treatment.

Get Help Quitting Smoking

Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your physical health and emotional well-being. Visit the Health Center/College Nurse to receive a tobacco cessation "quit kit" or contact 1-800-NO-BUTTS to learn more about how to help you or someone you know quit smoking.

Smoking Cessation

Want to quit smoking? Need help? There are links below with resources. Or come into the Health Center for more information on how to get help.