Faculty, staff and students who see individuals smoking or using tobacco on university grounds should inform these individuals politely that university policy prohibits tobacco use anywhere on university grounds.
Example Script #1:
Situation: You see a person using tobacco products on Northeast Wisconsin Technical College property.
Response: "Hello. I want to make you aware that we are a tobacco-free campus. Tobacco products are prohibited on our grounds. We would appreciate if you would not use tobacco products while visiting our campus. Thank you for your cooperation."
Example Script #2:
Question: "Where am I allowed to smoke?"
Response: "To smoke or use tobacco products you will need to leave the campus or smoke in your vehicle.”
Example Script #3:
Situation: A property owner adjacent to campus notices tobacco use on or near his or her property.
Response: “I support Northeast Wisconsin Technical College as a tobacco-free campus. If you choose to smoke off campus, please be respectful of my property and properly dispose of any debris. Thank you for your cooperation."
Example Script #4:
For registration, pre-admission and office staff who speak to students and families before a Northeast Wisconsin Technical College campus visit:
Response: "I'd like to let you know in advance that our campus is a tobacco-free environment. We work hard to support a safe and healthful learning environment for everyone at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Tobacco-cessation resources are available for enrolled students, faculty and staff."