Students at Wake Technical Community College will face serious consequences if they decide to smoke on campus. College administrators hope new regulations that go into effect today will compel students to comply with the school's tobacco-free policy. Wake Tech spokeswoman Laurie Clowers says the new level of enforcement involves strict disciplinary action.
"The third offense will result in a three-day suspension from classes. And after that if students refuse to cooperate or there are more than three offenses, they will be suspended for the remainder of the semester."
Clowers says administrators take the effects of tobacco use on public health and the environment seriously. Faculty and staff will face similar consequences if they smoke on campus. They will be referred to the director of Human Resources for further action. Visitors who are caught smoking will be asked to leave campus.