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Smokefree policies for schools and learning environments

It is important that tobacco use is regulated through laws and policies so that children and young people are protected against the serious health risks of smoking and vaping.

Below are links to useful information on the legislation and policies on smoking and vaping in and around school grounds, childcare centres and other learning environments.

  • Smoking and Vaping Ban – Department of Education and Training (DET) webpage detailing the smoking and vaping ban on and near school premises and events including relevant legislation

  • DET School Smoking and Vaping Ban Fact Sheet – Provides template wording to assist schools in communicating the smoking ban

  • Learning environments – smokefree – Department of Health webpage on the smoking ban on and around the grounds of childcare centres, schools and other learning environments, including information on its purpose, enforcement and relevant legislation

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