K-12 Schools

Get the Facts!

School policies and interventions that encourage tobacco-free environments and lifestyles and reduce tobacco advertising, promotions, and availability of tobacco product are proven to reduce youth tobacco use.
  • Schools are role models for student well-being in the community. Actively promoting tobacco-free living through policies and procedures makes a strong statement and supports students to remain tobacco-free.
  • Youth are vulnerable to social and environmental influences to use tobacco; messages and images that make tobacco use appealing to them are everywhere.
  • Schools can provide education to young people on the dangers of all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and vaporizers, by developing comprehensive tobacco-free school policies.
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