• MHCC is Tobacco-Free

  • The Mt. Hood Community College is committed to providing a healthy, safe educational environment for all employees and students to work and learn.

    On January 2, 2010, Mt Hood Community College became a tobacco-free campus. The use distribution, or sale of tobacco, including any smoking device, or carrying of any lighted smoking instrument, in College buildings or on any College premises, at events on College premises, or in any vehicles on College properties, including College-owned, rented or leased vehicles on or off College premises, is prohibited without exception.

    For more information about the Board Policy and Administrative Regulation contact:

    Carrie Toth 
    Executive Coordinator - Board of Education 

    Important Facts About Tobacco Use

    The 2010 Surgeon General’s Report concludes there is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke. “Any exposure to tobacco smoke—even an occasional cigarette or exposure to secondhand smoke—is harmful.” Cigarette use has long been known to be a primary cause of lung cancer but the list of other diseases attributed to or aggravated by tobacco use continues to grow as the body of research into the health impacts of tobacco use expands. The list of related conditions now includes but is not limited to oral cancer, heart disease, emphysema, myeloid leukemia, Buerger’s disease, cataracts, cervical cancer, kidney and pancreatic cancer, pneumonia, periodontitis and stomach cancer.

    Need Help Quitting?

    While the institution is proud to be tobacco-free, sustaining a healthy environment for those who work, study, and visit here, we also are mindful of the members of our community who will be personally challenged by this policy. The following are tobacco cessation resources for information on no and low cost assistance: