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Tobacco-Free School Districts in Ohio – A Growing Trend  

To download the Ohio Tobacco-free School Toolkit, click here.

To download the Ohio Tobacco-free School Model Policy, click here.

Did you know?

  • In 2012, more than one in three Ohio middle school students (34.7 percent) were exposed to environmental tobacco smoke within the past week.5
  • In 2012, 7.7 percent of middle school students reported that they had tried an e-cigarette, a significant increase from 3.3 percent in 2010.5
  • Smoking kills more Americans each year than alcohol, car accidents, suicide, AIDS, homicide, and illegal drugs combined.3
  • The tobacco industry spends $8.37 billion a year in marketing including an estimated $394.7 million in Ohio.4,6 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that college-age adults who smoke already show signs of cardiovascular and lung damage, along with other health risks. The dangers of secondhand smoke have been proven to affect the health of others, as well.

A growing number of school districts have adopted (or are in the process of adopting) tobacco-free policies to protect the health of their students, staff, and visitors.

The Ohio Department of Health's Tobacco Use Prevention & Cessation Program provides outreach, educational materials, conference calls, events, webinars, and other resources  for school administrators seeking to adopt smoke-free or tobacco-free policies.

Ohio School Districts with 100% Smoke-Free & Tobacco-Free Policies

For a full list of schools (including those not at 100%) and their scores, click here

Adams County
  • Ohio Valley Local School District

Allen County

  • Bluffton EVSD
  • Delphos City
  • Shawnee Local
  • Spencerville Local

Athens County

  • Alexander Local
  • Federal Hocking Local
  • Trimble Local

Belmont County

  • St Clairsville Richland City
  • Union Local

Butler County

  • EdgewoodCity SD

Carrol County

  • Carrollton EVSD

Clark County

  • Northwestern Local
  • Springfield - Clark CTC

Clermont County

  • Milford Exempted Village School District

Columbiana County

  • United Local

Crawford County

  • Crestline EVSD

Cuyahoga County

  • Bay Village School District 
  • Beachwood City 
  • Bedford City School District
  • Garfield Heights City School District
  • Maple Heights City 
  • North Royalton City School District

Darke County

  • Versailles Exempted Village

Erie County

  • Huron City School District

Fairfield County

  • Amanda Clearcreek

Franklin County

  • Bexley City Schools 
  • Columbus City Schools
  • Whitehall City Schools

Geauga County

  • Chardon Local School District

Greene County

  • Bellbrook-Sugarcreek School District

Hamilton County

  • Norwood City

Hocking County

  • Logan Hocking

Lake County

  • Fairport Harbor EXVSD

Licking County

  • Granville EVSD
  • Heath City Schools
  • Johnson-Monroe
  • Lakewood Local
  • Licking Valley
Lorain County
  • Lorain County JVSD
  • Avon Lake City SD

Lucas County

  • Oregon

Mahoning County

  • Austintown SD

Marion County

  • Elgin Local
  • Tri Rivers Career Center

Medina County

  • Black River LSD 
  • Brunswick

Montgomery County

  • Brooksville Local
  • Centerville City
  • Dayton City
  • Jefferson Township
  • Miamisburg Local
  • New Lebanon Local
  • Northmont City
  • West Carrolton City

Pickaway County

  • Circleville City School District
  • Teays City School District

Portage County

  • Kent City

Preble County

  • Eaton Community School District

Ross County

  • Chillicothe City
  • Paint Valley Local

Sandusky County

  • Woodmore Valley Local

Seneca County

  • Hopewell Loudon Local

Summit County

  • Coventry Local
  • Copley Fairlawn City

Trumbull County

  • Southington Local School District
  • McDonald Local School District

Union County

  • Fairbanks Local School District
  • Marysville Exempted Village
  • North Union Local

Washington County

  • Belpre City LSD
                   

Join the growing trend

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Have Questions?  Call us at 614-728-2429 or send an e-mail to tobaccoprevention@odh.ohio.gov.

Source Information:

12012 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Chronic Disease and Behavioral Epidemiology, Bureau of Healthy Ohio, Ohio Department of Health, 2013.

2http://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/NN/B/B/Z/D/

3http://www.lung.org/associations/states/colorado/tobacco/

4http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/tobacco_industry/marketing/

5Ohio Youth Tobacco Survey, 2012

6http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/facts_issues/toll_us/ohio

Updated 1/5/15 

 

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