Tobacco-Free Schools, Colleges and Universities
Ohio State Board of Education Supports Tobacco-Free Schools
Tobacco prevention efforts in Ohio achieved an important milestone this week when the Ohio State Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt a resolution endorsing the 100 percent tobacco-free school campuses model policy developed through the board’s Capacity Committee.
The 15 to 0 vote in favor of the 100 percent tobacco-free schools model policy occurred on July 12, 2011 and capped a year-long effort begun by the Delaware General Health District and its Tobacco-Free Delaware County Coalition and supported by the Ohio Department of Health, the American Heart Association and others to further tobacco-use prevention efforts in Ohio’s schools.
While not a mandatory policy, the resolution accompanied by the suggested model policy, will be shared by the Ohio Department of Education with school superintendents and others across Ohio with a recommendation for adoption.
Board of Regents Recommends Tobacco Ban
On July 23, 2012, the Ohio Board of Regents today voted unanimously to approve a resolution presented by Regents’ Chairman James Tuschman recommending that each board of trustees of the University System of Ohio consider implementing its own policy to establish its campus as tobacco-free. Click here for news media coverage of the vote.
Tobacco Free School Signage Request
Model Policy For 100% Tobacco-Free Schools
Tobacco-Free Schools Toolkit
Tobacco Free Schools Scoring Rubric (Microsoft Excel)
Tobacco-Free Colleges and Universities
Ohio College and University Tobacco-Free Policies: Progress and Areas of Promise
Tobacco-Free Colleges and Universities Toolkit
Tobacco-Free College Campus Presentation
Watch the Vote by Board of Regents Recommending a Tobacco Ban
The Tobacco Use Prevention & Cessation Program of the Ohio Department of Health hosted the first college/university stakeholder conference call on October 24, 2011 and quarterly since then. If you would like to join the stakeholder group please contact Dawn Ingles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Reviewed 9/19/12