Tobacco Free Environments
Tobacco Free Environments
Topic is not addressed in state statutes or regulations, but is addressed in non-codified policy.
California Education Code 48900. Grounds for suspension or expulsion
A pupil shall not be suspended from school or recommended for expulsion, unless the superintendent of the school district or the principal of the school in which the pupil is enrolled determines that the pupil has committed an act as defined pursuant to any of subdivisions (a) to (r), inclusive: (h) Possessed or used tobacco, or products containing tobacco or nicotine products, including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, miniature cigars, clove cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chew packets, and betel. However, this section does not prohibit the use or possession by a pupil of the pupil’s own prescription products.
California Education Code 48901 Suspension or Expulsion
(a) No school shall permit the smoking or use of a tobacco product by pupils of the school while the pupils are on campus, or while attending school-sponsored activities or while under the supervision and control of school district employees.
(b) The governing board of any school district maintaining a high school shall take all steps it deems practical to discourage high school students from smoking.
(c) For purposes of this section, “smoking” has the same meaning as in subdivision (c) of Section 22950.5 of the Business and Professions Code.
(d) For purposes of this section, “tobacco product” means a product or device as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 22950.5 of the Business and Professions Code.
California Health and Safety Code 104420 Tobacco Use Prevention
The State Department of Education shall provide the leadership for the successful implementation of this article in programs administered by local public and private schools, school districts, and county offices of education. The State Department of Education shall do all of the following:
(a) Provide a planning and technical assistance program to carry out its responsibilities under this article.
(b) Provide guidelines for schools, school districts, county offices of education, and school district consortia to follow in the preparation of plans for implementation of antitobacco use programs for schoolage populations.
California Health and Safety Code 104559 Tobacco Use Prohibition
(a) The use of tobacco and nicotine products is prohibited at any time in a county office of education, charter school or school district-owned or leased buildings, on school or district property, and in school or district vehicles. This includes, but is not limited to, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chew, clove cigarettes, and other nicotine delivery devices, such as electronic cigarettes.
(b) School districts, charter schools, and county offices of education shall prominently display signs at all entrances to school property stating “Tobacco use is prohibited.”
Tobacco-Free School District Certification
This site addresses tobacco free schools.
Tobacco-Free Tool Kit
This toolkit provides schools with resources to support them in the development of tobacco-free policies.