Ohio - Tobacco-Free Environments: Policy or Plan Requirements

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
regulation; statute
Summary: 

Topic is not addressed in state laws or limited to prohibiting student possession or use of tobacco or tobacco products.

Ohio Administrative Code 3301-83-20 General rules.

(A) The use of alcohol, tobacco, and non-prescribed drugs is prohibited on the school bus.


Ohio Revised Code 3313.751 Prohibition against tobacco possession or use.

(A) As used in this section:

  • (1) “School district” means a city, local, exempted village, or joint vocational school district.
  • (2) “Smoke” means to burn any substance containing tobacco, including a lighted cigarette, cigar, or pipe, or to burn a clove cigarette.
  • (3) “Use tobacco” means to chew or maintain any substance containing tobacco, including smokeless tobacco, in the mouth to derive the effects of tobacco.

(B) No pupil shall smoke or use tobacco or possess any substance containing tobacco in any area under the control of a school district or an educational service center or at any activity supervised by any school operated by a school district or an educational service center.

(C) No pupil shall use or possess any substance containing betel nut in any area under the control of a school district or an educational service center or at any activity supervised by any school operated by a school district or an educational service center.

(D) The board of education of each school district and the governing board of each educational service center shall adopt a policy providing for the enforcement of division (B) of this section and establishing disciplinary measures for a violation of division (B) of this section.

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