Outline of the state of Missouri
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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.

Missouri Code of State Regulations 5 20-200.260 Academic Standard

(G) Health/Physical Education. In health/physical education, students in Missouri public schools will acquire a solid foundation which includes knowledge of--

    1. Structures of, functions of, and relationships among human body systems;
    1. Principles and practices of physical and mental health (such as personal health habits, nutrition, stress management);
    1. Diseases and methods for prevention, treatment and control;
    1. Principles of movement and physical fitness;
    1. Methods used to assess health, reduce risk factors, and avoid high risk behaviors (such as violence, tobacco, alcohol and other drug use);
    1. Consumer health issues (such as the effects of mass media and technology on safety and health); and
    1. Responses to emergency situations.
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Missouri Revised Statutes 191.765. Definitions

As used in sections 191.765 to 191.773 and section 290.145, the following terms mean:

(5) “Public place”, any enclosed indoor area used by the general public or serving as a place of work including, but not limited to:

(f) Libraries, educational facilities, day care facilities, museums, auditoriums and art galleries;

(7) “Smoking”, possession of burning tobacco in the form of a cigarette, cigar, pipe or other smoking equipment.

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Missouri Revised Statutes 191.767. Persons not to smoke in public places or meetings, except in designated smoking areas—designation of space for smoking area, requirements

  1. A person shall not smoke in a public place or in a public meeting except in a designated smoking area.

  2. A smoking area may be designated by persons having custody or control of public places, except in places in which smoking is prohibited by the fire marshal or by other law, ordinance or regulation.

  3. No public place shall have more than thirty percent of its entire space designated as a smoking area.

  4. A designated smoking area where state employees may smoke during the work day shall be provided by each state executive department and institution of higher education, provided such area can be adequately ventilated at minimum cost, within the physical confines of each facility.

  5. A proprietor or other person in charge of a restaurant shall designate an area of sufficient size to accommodate usual and customary demand for nonsmoking areas by customers or patrons.

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Missouri Revised Statutes 191.775 Public school buses smoking or tobacco use prohibited penalty permissible use of tobacco

No person shall smoke or otherwise use tobacco or tobacco products in any indoor area of a public elementary or secondary school building or educational facility, excluding institutions of higher education, or on buses used solely to transport students to or from school or to transport students to or from any place for educational purposes. Any school board of any school district may set policy on the permissible uses of tobacco products in any other nonclassroom or nonstudent occupant facility, and on the school grounds or outdoor facility areas as the school board deems proper. Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of an infraction.

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