CCBC is Tobacco Free!

As part of our commitment to providing a safe, healthy environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors, CCBC has adopted a tobacco-free policy for the three main campuses; CCBC Catonsville, CCBC Dundalk, and CCBC Essex. Under this policy, tobacco use is prohibited in and around all buildings, parking lots, and athletic fields.

Smoking and Tobacco Free Policy

The inside core of each campus of the Community College of Baltimore County (inside of the loop road) is designated as a smoke and tobacco-free environment. Therefore, smoking and the use of tobacco products is prohibited in or on any CCBC campus, except for those areas specifically designated on campus perimeters as “smoking areas.” This policy defines tobacco as any type of tobacco product including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, and electronic cigarettes or other inhaler delivery devices.

Smoking and the use of tobacco products is prohibited on all college owned properties and at all college-sponsored activities, except in designated smoking areas (kiosks) located on the perimeter of each campus. Smoking on the outer ring of parking lots is permitted only in private automobiles or in the smoking shelters located there.

This smoke and tobacco free policy applies to all members of the college community, including but not limited to students, faculty, staff, parents, visitors, contractors, and vendors. Faculty, staff, and students at the college’s extension sites are expected to observe the smoking and tobacco free policies of property owners of those buildings currently in force or revised in future.

The CCBC Board of Trustees approved the tobacco-free policy after a yearlong series of open discussions with students, faculty, and staff.

Thank you for adhering to the policy and helping to promote a healthy CCBC!


Tobacco-use kiosks

Tobacco products may only be used within designated tobacco-use kiosks located on each campus or in private vehicles parked in the following areas:

CCBC Catonsville

  • Lots 3 and 6

CCBC Dundalk
  • Front parking loop (from the flagpoles south , toward the Observatory, to the entrance road)
  • Lots 3 and 4
  • Parking on the perimeter road

CCBC Essex
  • Lot 1 below (north) of Division Lane
  • Lots 3, 8, 7, 6 and 5

Bus shelters may not be used for smoking or any type of tobacco consumption! Tobacco-use kiosks are clearly marked. Cigarette butts, packaging and other trash must be deposited in designated receptacles only. Littering is punishable by citation and fine.


Extension centers

Hunt Valley, Owings Mills, and Randallstown are leased properties and are not owned by the college. Therefore the use of tobacco products is permitted, provided users are at least 25 feet away from the center building. Cigarette butts, packaging and other trash must be deposited in designated receptacles only. Littering is punishable by citation and fine.