A smokefree school has many benefits. Most importantly, the reduction of both passive and active smoking. Seven steps to a smokefree school, addresses policy development along with measures to deal with students found smoking on school premises.
Research shows that smoking is reduced when smokefree school policies apply to staff as well as students. Moreover, school programs based on the 'Resisting Social Influences to Smoke Model' can delay the uptake of smoking by students. When delayed this can reduce the chances of students becoming regular smokers as adults and make it easier for them to stop smoking if they do take up the habit.
This document contains ideas for smokefree school policy development and includes checklists for reviewing both existing policy and curriculum.
Download a copy of the Seven Steps to a Smokefree School [3 mb] or view each step by clicking on the steps below.
Student Smoking Policy Procedures
Student smoking can be quite tiresome to deal with.
If current methods continue to fail, and students remain to smoke during school hours, the following document Why Can't We Smoke At School?: Guidelines to address students' smoking [1 mb] may be helpful. This resource contains a sample policy, sample letters and other support materials that may be adapted by your school. You can enter the name of your school and other information at appropriate points, and print the pages for wider discussion and acknowledgment of the procedures.