ADC - Tobacco-Free Schools

Emery County School District

Policy: ADC—Tobacco Free Schools

Date Adopted: 19 July 2006

Current Review / Revision: 7 December 2011

Tobacco is the number one killer and the leading cause of preventable death in Utah. This policy as stated is established to

  1. reflect and emphasize the hazards of tobacco use;

  2. be in compliance with State and Federal laws;

  3. protect the health and safety of all students, employees and the general public; and

  4. set a non-tobacco use example by adults.

The word tobacco shall include cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco, dissolvable tobacco, e-cigarettes, and any other nicotine delivery device.

All tobacco and non-medical nicotine products, which have not been approved by the FDA for cessation, are prohibited entirely in all Emery County School District owned buildings, facilities, grounds, and District owned vehicles.This includes all days when school is not in session and all functions taking place on school property, such as athletic events and other activities not associated with or sponsored by the School District.

The use of tobacco products by any visitor on school district property is prohibited. This includes non-school hours and all functions sponsored by the school district, athletic or otherwise. This also includes activities sponsored by other organizations that use school district property.

Anyone found smoking or using tobacco products will be asked by the appropriate school official to refrain from smoking or using tobacco while on school property. They will be informed of the district’s tobacco-free policy. If the visitors do not comply, they will be asked to leave the premises. If they refuse to leave, law enforcement will be asked to intervene.