Healthy Living

Clatsop Community College (CCC) understands that health is as important as education.  CCC is dedicated to providing a safe, healthy, comfortable, and productive living and learning environment for the entire campus community.

As such, CCC recognizes the overwhelming scientific evidence assembled by the U.S. Surgeon General, Centers for Disease Control, Environmental Protection Agency, and World Health Organization, which demonstrates that tobacco is a profound agent of deadly diseases, responsible for millions of deaths worldwide each year, both to tobacco users and non-users.

Recognizing the hazards of smoking, CCC restricted smoking to certain designated areas on campus. Our current smoking policy reflects this.

Below are some links to valuable resources:








Educating yourself is the first step toward enhancing your well-being.


Here are some comprehensive resources to explore:

American Cancer Society

National Cancer Institute

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


A few of the titles currently available for check-out at the CCC library:

Combating Teen Smoking: Research and Policy Strategies by Jacobson, Peter D.

Ashes to Ashes: America's Hundred-Year Cigarette War, the Public Health, and the Unabashed Triumph of Philip Morris by Kluger, Richard

Brain Robbers: How Alcohol, Cocaine, Nicotine, and Opiates Have Changed Human History by Frankenburg, Frances Rachel


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention info on E-Cigarettes:


Cessation Programs:

smokefree Oregon Receive free nicotine substitutes (patches or gum), free workbooks, info and live web coach in a private online community

Circle of Friends An initiative led by American Legacy Foundation to offer support for women smokers who want to quit Tools, tips, online chats, and apps for your phone including reminder text messages Check with your insurance company to find out what kind of counceling and medicines are included in your plan. For more info about other services covered by the Affordable Care Act, visit here.

the truth Resources, tools and facts- targeting a younger audience

Mayo Clinic Discusses pros and cons of a variety of smoking cessation products

American Lung Association An entire online program

1-800-QUITNOW A free telephone service that will link callers to a trained quit coach in their area that will provide help

Aromatherapy Inhaler ( Angela Sidlo, CR,CA is a local Reflexologist and Health & Lifestyle Coach who offers Aromatherapy inhalers for smoking cessation ($8.), and one-on-one coaching sessions. A great resource for those looking to utilize a naturopathic approach towards cessation


Results of our 2016 on-campus Smoking Survey

*Generated using Survey Monkey- inclusive of all campuses, day/evening classes, staff/student population and online students

(To look at a more detailed report with graphs and written-in comments submitted, please locate our binder available in Allison Sansom’s office COLM# 205, or contact Tammy Heintz in COLM #206, 503-338-2354. Copies are available upon request.)

Q1 “Secondhand smoke is smoke from someone else’s cigarette, cigar, or pipe that you breathe. How often would you say you are exposed to secondhand smoke on campus?”

A few times a day                                  3.85%                      16   

Most every day                                      6.25%                      26

A few times a week                              11.54%                     48

A few times a month                            18.75%                     78

Almost never, or never                         59.62%                   248

                                                                                          416 total respondents, 3 skipped or neutral

Q2 “Would you say secondhand smoke on campus typically bothers you a lot, a little, or not at all?”

A lot                                                       21.2%                    88

A little                                                   28.92%                  120

Not at all                                               49.88%                  207

                                                                                          415 total respondents, 4 skipped or neutral

Q3 “Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: It is Okay for colleges to prohibit smoking on campus to keep secondhand smoke away from other students and staff, especially to protect individuals with chronic medical conditions, such as asthma.”

Strongly agree                                     45.69%                 191

Somewhat agree                                  27.03%                 113

Somewhat disagree                              13.64%                  57

Strongly disagree                                 13.64%                  57

                                                                                       418 total respondents, 1 skipped or neutral

Q4 “Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: Daily exposure to even small amounts of secondhand smoke is a serious health risk.”

Strongly agree                                       47.24%               197

Somewhat agree                                    34.53%               144

Somewhat disagree                               11.27%                 47

Strongly disagree                                    6.95%                 29

                                                                                       417 total respondents, 2 skipped or neutral

Q5 “Have you experienced any immediate health effects from secondhand smoke on campus, such as coughing, wheezing, or allergic reaction?”

Yes                                                         12.68%                  53

No                                                          87.32%                 365

                                                                                           418 total respondents, 1 skipped or neutral

Q6 “Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: Colleges have a responsibility to ensure people have smoke-free air to breathe.”

Strongly agree                                       48.07%               199

Somewhat agree                                   32.85%                136

Somewhat disagree                               10.63%                 44

Strongly disagree                                   8.45%                  35

                                                                                        414 total respondents, 5 skipped or neutral

Q7 “Do you agree with the following statement: Other things being equal, I would choose a “smoke-free” college over a college that allows smoking on campus.”

Strongly agree                                       38.74%                180

Somewhat agree                                    25.18%                104

Somewhat disagree                               13.32%                  55

Strongly disagree                                  22.76%                  94

                                                                                        413 respondents, 6 skipped or neutral

Q8 “If you currently smoke cigarettes, use smokeless tobacco products or use vaporized nicotine products, would you like to quit?”

Yes                                                         48.44%                  62

No                                                          51.56%                  66

                                                                                           128 respondents, 291 skipped

Q9 “Would you support or oppose Clatsop Community College becoming tobacco-free if quit smoking services are promoted?”

Support                                                 49.15%                   203

Neutral                                                  30.75%                   127

Oppose                                                   20.1%                     83

                                                                                           413 total respondents, 6 skipped

Last Updated: 
November 17, 2016, 11:53 am
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