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In 2012, the Ohio Department of Higher Education passed a resolution strongly recommending Ohio colleges and universities ban tobacco products campus-wide. Currently, at least 28 higher education institutions in the state have adopted a Tobacco-Free policy for their campuses. Lorain County Community College is among the last phase of institutions to move in this direction.

LCCC’s 100% Tobacco Free Institution Policy

LCCC’s 100% Tobacco Free Institution Procedure

Frequently Asked Questions

Tobacco Free Campus Events

Report Violations of LCCC’s Tobacco Free Institution Policy


On-Campus Resources

Lorain County Community College became a 100 percent Tobacco-Free campus as of August 1, 2017. As a tobacco-free campus this encompasses the use of all tobacco products including e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco at all LCCC campuses. To assist our campus community with compliance to the Tobacco Free Campus policy, the following free resources are currently available for all employees, students, community members, and visitors:

Caring Advocates for Recovery Education (CARE) Addiction & Recovery Center

Room Number BU 113D

Charlene Dellipoala, CTTS 
(440) 366-4848
(Mon-Thurs 8:30 am-3 pm, Fri-8:30 am- 1 pm)

Nanci Ickes, CTTS
(Wednesdays 2:30 – 6:30 pm)

Ms. Dellipoala and Ms. Ickes are Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists (CTTS) specially trained to develop plans for students, community users, and staff to help tobacco users with the change to not being able to use tobacco products on campus.  During this process, if anyone decides they are ready to quit they are here to help become non-users in a supportive manner with the following: 

  • Develop individualized treatment plans; 
  • Understand the science behind tobacco addiction and nicotine withdrawal symptoms
  • Share effective treatments for cessation; 
  • Assist with tracking individual progress, record keeping;
  • Determine readiness to quit,
  • Share resources for support (Ohio Tobacco Quit Line, Smoke Free Apps, Nicotine Anonymous, etc.)
  • Advocate for becoming the healthiest version of you;
  • Help people who are not ready to quit to manage their tobacco needs while on campus to comply with the tobacco-free campus policy. 


National Resources

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

CDC Smoke Free website
Link for Tools and Tips
Sign up for free texts  
Link to speak with an expert
Explore the right way for you to quit  
Link to the CDC Quit Guide 

American Lung Association

Link to the American Lung Association website  
Ask an expert: 1-800-LUNGUSA  
Learn more about the Freedom from Smoking Program  
Link to Online Support  

National Alliance for Tobacco Cessation

Link to the National Alliance for Tobacco Cessation website 
Online support tools and free online Tobacco Cessation Program

National Cancer Institute

Link to the National Cancer Institute website  
Talk with an expert: 1-800- CANCER (1-800-422-6237)

American Cancer Society

Link to the American Cancer Society website

American Heart Association

Link to the American Heart Association website

Link to the Quitnet website

Tobacco Free Life

Link to Tobacco Free Life website


State Resources

Ohio Tobacco Quit Line

Link to the Ohio Tobacco Quit Line website
Phone number: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669)

Ohio Department of Health

Link to the Ohio Department of Health website

Nicotine Anonymous

Link to the Nicotine Anonymous website


Link to Nicotine Addiction web page


Local Resources

Lorain County Health Department

Link to the Lorain County Public Health web page on tobacco cessation

Mercy Hospital Tobacco Cessation Programs

To see upcoming smoking cessation meeting visit the Mercy Health website and search for smoking cessation.
For more information on the Smoking Cessation Program, please call 1-440-960-3812


Youth Advocacy

American Nonsmokers Right Foundation

Link to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation website 

Tobacco Free Kids

Link to the Tobacco Free Kids website
The Truth Campaign website