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Tobacco Free Environments

Tobacco Free Environments

Topic is not addressed in state statutes or regulations, but is addressed in non-codified policy.

6 Code of Colorado Regulations 1015-5 Tobacco Education Prevention and Cessation Programs

1.2 Program Goals and Services (1) Program Goals. The grant program goals are to provide funding for community based and statewide programs for the purposes of:

  • (a) Reducing initiation of tobacco use by children and youth;

  • (b) Promoting cessation of tobacco use among youth and adults; and

  • (c) Reducing exposure to second-hand smoke;

  • (d) Decreasing tobacco-related disparities.

(2) Program Services. An entity that applies for a grant shall demonstrate that the program provides at least one of the following:

  • (a) Education designed for school-age children that, at minimum, addresses tobacco use prevention and cessation strategies and the dangers of tobacco use;

  • (b) Education programs, including but not limited to school, worksite, mass media, and health-care setting programs, designed to prevent or reduce the use of all types of tobacco products or help reduce exposure to secondhand smoke;

  • (c) Counseling regarding the use of all types of tobacco products;

  • (d) Programs that address the prevention and cessation of the abuse of various types of drugs, with an emphasis on prevention and cessation of tobacco use;

  • (e) Tobacco use and substance abuse prevention and cessation services addressed to specific population groups such as adolescents and pregnant women and provided within specific ethnic and low-income communities;

  • (f) Training of teachers, health professionals, and others in the field of tobacco use and prevention;

  • (g) Tobacco addiction prevention and treatment strategies designed specifically for persons with mental illness;

  • (h) Activities to prevent the sale or furnishing by other means of cigarettes or tobacco products to minors;

  • (i) Programs that are designed to eliminate health disparities among segments of the population that have higher than average tobacco burdens; and

  • (j) Programs that are designed for the purpose of evaluating the entire statewide program or individual components of the program.

(3) Any program funded through the Division may be presented in combination with other substance abuse programs.

(4) The majority of moneys annually awarded to grantees shall be for evidence-based programs and programs that prevent and reduce tobacco use among youth and young adults.

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Colorado Revised Statutes 22-32-109.1. Board of education - specific powers and duties - safe school plan - conduct and discipline code - safe school reporting requirements - school response framework - school resource officers - definitions - repeal

(H) Written prohibition of students from using or possessing tobacco products on school grounds, in a school vehicle, or at a school activity or sanctioned event

Policy Type

Colorado Revised Statutes 25-14-103.5. Prohibition against the use of tobacco products and retail marijuana on school property - legislative declaration - education program - special account - definitions

(1) The general assembly finds that many of the schools in this state permit the use of tobacco products in and around school property. The general assembly further finds that secondhand smoke generated by such activity and the negative example set and frequently imitated by our school children are detrimental to the health and well-being of such children as well as to school teachers, staff, and visitors. Accordingly, the general assembly finds and declares that it is appropriate to create a safe and healthy school environment by prohibiting the use of tobacco products on all school property.

(2) As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires:

  • (a) "School" means a public nursery school, day care center, child care facility, head start program, kindergarten, or elementary or secondary school through grade twelve.

  • (b) "School property" means all property, whether owned, leased, rented, or otherwise used by a school, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • (I) All interior portions of any building used for instruction, administration, support services, maintenance, and storage and any other structure used by a school; except that such term shall not apply to a building primarily used as a residence;

  • (II) All school grounds surrounding any building specified in subparagraph (I) of this paragraph (b) over which the school is authorized to exercise dominion and control. Such grounds shall include any playground, athletic field, recreation area, and parking area; and

  • (III) All vehicles used by the school for the purpose of transporting students, workers, visitors, or any other persons.

  • (c) "Tobacco product" shall have the same meaning as set forth in section 18-13-121 (5), C.R.S.

  • (d) "Use" means the lighting, chewing, smoking, ingestion, or application of any tobacco product.

(3) (a) (I) The board of education of each school district shall adopt appropriate policies and rules that mandate a prohibition against the use of all tobacco products and all retail marijuana or retail marijuana products authorized pursuant to article 10 of title 44 on all school property by students, teachers, staff, and visitors and that provide for the enforcement of such policies and rules.

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