Tobacco ban hits Rock Hill college - | WBTV Charlotte

Tobacco ban hits Rock Hill college

Written by Chris Dyches - email

ROCK HILL, SC (WBTV) - Things are changing for students on the campus of York Technical College in Rock Hill.

New guidelines are expected to snub out smoking at the school when a campus-wide smoking ban takes affect next week.

In October 2009, the college conducted an extensive survey of students and employees on the subject of tobacco use. The results showed that 77 percent of respondents indicated that they believe the college should do more to reduce tobacco use.

York Technical College President Dr. Greg Rutherford said he expects the college community's support for the new guidelines to reflect the survey results.

"It's clear that most people who work and learn here agree with the new guidelines," he said. "We have an obligation to ensure that our campus is the most conducive to learning it can be. The new tobacco guidelines are a contributor to that end."

The guidelines, approved by the college's governing board and effective on September 1, limit the use of tobacco products to personal vehicles.

In taking the action, York Tech officials pointed to their responsibility to provide a safe and healthful environment for the college community. The Kershaw/Heath Springs center will follow Lancaster County's tobacco use guidelines.

All forms of tobacco use, including smokeless tobacco, are subject to the new guidelines.

Copyright 2010 WBTV. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Dog poop feud among Rock Hill neighbors escalates to mysteriously delivered bag of ...

    Dog poop feud among Rock Hill neighbors escalates to mysteriously delivered bag of ...

    Sunday, March 26 2017 2:54 PM EDT2017-03-26 18:54:23 GMT
    This dog is not believed to be a suspect in the neighborhood disputeThis dog is not believed to be a suspect in the neighborhood dispute

    Have you had your fill, so to speak, of neighbors using your lawn as one big canine restroom? Well, one Rock Hill woman told police she was victimized in what may be an escalating dog poop war in that town’s Ridge Pointe neighborhood, reports the Rock Hill Herald. 

    More >>

    Have you had your fill, so to speak, of neighbors using your lawn as one big canine restroom? Well, one Rock Hill woman told police she was victimized in what may be an escalating dog poop war in that town’s Ridge Pointe neighborhood, reports the Rock Hill Herald. 

    More >>
  • Domestic disturbance in NE Charlotte ends in shooting

    Domestic disturbance in NE Charlotte ends in shooting

    Sunday, March 26 2017 1:03 PM EDT2017-03-26 17:03:51 GMT

    A man was shot in northeast Charlotte Sunday morning in what family members say was the result of violent domestic disturbance. Police say the incident happened just before 8 a.m. in the 1900 block of Prospect Drive. The father of the woman who lives at the home told WBTV his daughter, her baby, and another man were at the home when an ex-boyfriend arrived and kicked the door in.  The father said the ex-boyfriend started beating the woman when the other man at the home sh...

    More >>

    A man was shot in northeast Charlotte Sunday morning in what family members say was the result of violent domestic disturbance. Police say the incident happened just before 8 a.m. in the 1900 block of Prospect Drive. The father of the woman who lives at the home told WBTV his daughter, her baby, and another man were at the home when an ex-boyfriend arrived and kicked the door in.  The father said the ex-boyfriend started beating the woman when the other man at the home sh...

    More >>
  • Family: Please help us, lost phone has only photos of our baby who died

    Family: Please help us, lost phone has only photos of our baby who died

    Friday, March 24 2017 4:32 PM EDT2017-03-24 20:32:17 GMT

    But for a Charlotte mom, losing her cell phone means losing some of the last pictures she has of her little baby boy Ashton, who died in November.

    More >>

    But for a Charlotte mom, losing her cell phone means losing some of the last pictures she has of her little baby boy Ashton, who died in November.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly