Pitt Community College will be going smoke-free.
The new policy goes as far as restricting smoking in any of the facilities, property and even school-owned vehicles.
It will into effect on campus in the fall. The policy will not make the college entirely tobacco-free but does prohibit cigarettes, cigars and vaping.
In North Carolina, 57 of the state’s 58 community colleges have some type of smoking policy in place.
Pitt Community College will become one of only two community colleges statewide to go smoke-free.
“We recognize this is a culture shift for our campus,” said Amelia Bain, Pitt Community College student support manager. “But I believe that in the end it will be a more positive effect for everyone on campus.”
The new policy goes into effect August 14, two days before the new school semester begins.