Research indicates smoking bans are the most effective method overall for reducing exposure to second hand smoke. They also offer the additional benefits of reduced smoking intensity and potential cost savings to employers.
Community programs to reduce exposure to second hand smoke in the home particularly benefit children, as the home is their major source of exposure and they are especially vulnerable to the effects of second hand smoke.
Please support tobacco free schools!
- Support your school’s efforts to promote a healthy learning environment
- Ensure that you comply with the new law by not using any tobacco products while on school grounds.
- Encourage and support student awareness of the new law. Make sure your children understand the consequences of violating the new legislative provisions while at school.
- Support school officials when penalties are imposed.
- Be a positive role model for your children, whether you’re a smoker or not. Encourage and help them say no to cigarettes, and don’t give them, or provide easy access to, tobacco products.