Going Tobacco-Free

LCCC Tobacco Free Logo

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

In support of LCCC’s Vision 2020 Priority 3: Inspire Community Engagement, Connectivity, Diversity and Wellness, 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)

Website: http://www.smokefree.gov  
For Tools and Tips: https://smokefree.gov/Tools-and-Tips  
Sign up for free texts: https://smokefree.gov/smokefreetxt  
To speak with an expert: https://smokefree.gov/talk-to-an-expert/  
Explore the right way for you to quit: https://smokefree.gov/explore-quit-methods  
The Quit Guide: https://smokefree.gov/apps-quitguide 

American Lung Association

Website: http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/  
Ask an expert: 1-800-LUNGUSA  
Freedom from Smoking Program: http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/join-freedom-from-smoking/  
Online Support: http://www.quitterinyou.org/  

National Alliance for Tobacco Cessation

Website: http://www.becomeanex.org/  
Online support tools 
Free Online Tobacco Cessation Program

National Cancer Institute

Website: http://www.cancer.gov/  
Talk with an expert: 1-800- CANCER (1-800-422-6237)

American Cancer Society

Website: http://www.cancer.org/ 

American Heart Association

Website: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/


Website: https://quitnet.meyouhealth.com/#/

Determined to quit Website:  http://www.determinedtoquit.com/

Tobacco Free Life

Website: https://tobaccofreelife.org/


State Resources

Ohio Tobacco Quit Line

Website: https://ohio.quitlogix.org/  
Phone number: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669)

Ohio Department of Health

Website: https://www.odh.ohio.gov/

Website for tobacco program cessation: http://www.odh.ohio.gov/en/odhprograms/eh/quitnow/Tobacco/Cessation/Cessation%20Home%20Page.aspx  

Nicotine Anonymous

Website: http://nicotine-anonymous.org/


Local Resources

Lorain County Health Department

Website: http://www.loraincountyhealth.com/publichealthprograms/tobacco/tobacco-cessation

Mercy Hospital Tobacco Cessation Programs

Website: http://www.mercyonline.org/smoking_cessation_program.aspx  
For more information on the Smoking Cessation Program, please call 1-440-960-3812


Youth Advocacy

American Nonsmokers Right Foundation

Website:  https://no-smoke.org/  

Tobacco Free Kids

Website: http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/
The TRUTH Campaign Website: https://www.thetruth.com/