State law addresses tobacco use.
Code of Vermont Rules 22-000-003-2120.5 Curriculum Content
Each school shall provide comprehensive elementary and secondary health and physical education learning experiences, including the effects of tobacco, alcohol and drugs on the human system for all students in accordance with sections 16 V.S.A. §131 and §906(b)(3).
The Vermont Statues 16-023-001-906 Course of Study
(b) For purposes of this title, the minimum course of study means learning experiences adapted to a student's age and ability in the fields of:
- (1) basic communication skills, including reading, writing, and the use of numbers;
- (2) citizenship, history, and government in Vermont and the United States;
- (3) physical education and comprehensive health education, including the effects of tobacco, alcoholic drinks, and drugs on the human system and on society;
- (4) English, American, and other literature;
- (5) the natural sciences; and
- (6) the fine arts.
The Vermont Statutes 16-023-001-909 Tobacco use alcohol and drug abuse prevention education curriculum
(a) The Secretary, in conjunction with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council, and where appropriate, with the Division of Health Promotion, shall develop a sequential alcohol and drug abuse prevention education curriculum for elementary and secondary schools. The curriculum shall include teaching about the effects and legal consequences of the possession and use of tobacco products.