Tobacco Free Environments
Tobacco Free Environments
Topic is not addressed in state statutes or regulations, but is addressed in non-codified policy.
MI SBOE POLICY ON 24/7 TOBACCO-FREE SCHOOLS
Board policy prohibits smoking or tobacco use on school campuses and encourages districts to adopt comprehensive tobacco-free schools policies.
Michigan Compiled Laws 388.382 Critical health problems education act; definitions
As used in this act:
(a) “Critical health problems education program” means a systematic and integrated program designed to provide appropriate learning experiences based on scientific knowledge of the human organism as it functions within its environment and designed to favorably influence the health, understanding, attitudes and practices of the individual child which will enable him to adapt to changing health problems of our society. The program shall be designed to educate youth with regard to critical health problems and shall include, but not be limited to, the following topics as the basis for comprehensive education curricula in all elementary and secondary schools: drugs, narcotics, alcohol, tobacco, mental health, dental health, vision care, nutrition, disease prevention and control, accident prevention and related health and safety topics.
Michigan Compiled Laws 750.473 Use of tobacco product on school property prohibited
(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (4), a person shall not use a tobacco product on school property.
(2) A person who violates subsection (1) is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than $50.00.
(3) As used in this section:
(a) “School district” means a school district, local act school district, or intermediate school district, as those terms are defined in the school code of 1976, Act No. 451 of the Public Acts of 1976, being sections 380.1 to 380.1852 of the Michigan Compiled Laws; a joint high school district formed under part 3A of Act No. 451 of the Public Acts of 1976, being sections 380.171 to 380.187 of the Michigan Compiled Laws; or a consortium or cooperative arrangement consisting of any combination of these.
(b) “School property” means a building, facility, or structure and other real estate owned, leased, or otherwise controlled by a school district.
(c) “Tobacco product” means a preparation of tobacco to be inhaled, chewed, or placed in a person’s mouth.
(d) “Use a tobacco product” means any of the following:
(i) The carrying by a person of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe, or other lighted smoking device.
(ii) The inhaling or chewing of a tobacco product.
(iii) The placing of a tobacco product within a person’s mouth.
(4) Subsection (1) does not apply to that part of school property consisting of outdoor areas including, but not limited to, an open-air stadium, during either of the following time periods:
(a) Saturdays, Sundays, and other days on which there are no regularly scheduled school hours.
(b) After 6 p.m. on days during which there are regularly scheduled school hours.
MODEL CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT 2019
Model code of conduct prohibits smoking or tobacco use on school campuses.