Oklahoma - Tobacco-Free Environments: Policy or Plan Requirements

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

State law prohibits any smoking or use of tobacco products on school grounds when students are present and/or requires districts to adopt tobacco-free school policies that address some CDC components.

Oklahoma Statutes 70-1210.213. Prohibited uses.

A. The use of a tobacco product shall be prohibited in or on an educational facility that offers an early childhood education program or in which children in grades kindergarten through twelve are educated. The use of a tobacco product shall also be prohibited in school vehicles, and at any school-sponsored or school-sanctioned event or activity.

B. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit a public school district or private school from having more restrictive policies regarding tobacco products in or on an educational facility, in school vehicles and at any school-sponsored or school-sanctioned event or activity.


Oklahoma Administrative Code 210:15-26-3. Use of funds

(a) Grantees shall use grant funds to hire school nurses to:

  • (1) Implement comprehensive, evidence-based tobacco use prevention and cessation programs demonstrated to be effective by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and
  • (2) Perform other duties required by the district.

(b) A school nurse hired to implement the program must be a registered nurse and certified the same as a teacher by the State Department of Education.
Source: Oklahoma Secretary of State

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