The following are suggesting scripted messages others are encouraged to say when they see someone violating the rule:
Example Script #1:
Situation: You see a person using tobacco products on Northern property.
Response: "Hello, my name is _______, and I am an (employee, student) here at Northern. I want to make you aware that we are now a Tobacco-Free campus … meaning that 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: "Smoking and other tobacco products are not allowed anywhere on the Northern campus.
This is a new rule, put in place on November 15, meant to promote better health in our students and employees. If you need to smoke or use tobacco products you will need to leave the campus.
We do have nicotine gum and patches available for you to purchase at the bookstore. Using these nicotine products will help you feel more comfortable while on campus."
Example Script #3:
For Vendors and Visitors: "I'd like to let you know in advance that Northern is going to be a Tobacco-Free environment as of November 15, 2012. Use of tobacco products will not be permitted on any property, grounds, or parking areas, owned, leased or operated by WV Northern Community College. Nicotine gum and patches can be purchased at the bookstore on campus, We have employees, students who are trying to quit using tobacco. Thank you for respecting our rule."
Example Script #4:
For registration, pre-admission, and office staff who are speaking to students and families prior to a Northern campus visit: "I'd like to let you know in advance that Northern is going to be a Tobacco-Free environment as of November 15, 2012. Use of tobacco products will not be permitted on any property, grounds, or parking areas. Nicotine gum and patches can be purchased at the bookstore. Thank you for your understanding."