Tobacco Prevention and Cessation in Schools

The CDC Guidelines for Developing Tobacco Prevention Programs recommends that all schools:

  • develop and enforce a school policy on tobacco use.
  • provide instruction about the short- and long-term negative physiologic and social consequences of tobacco use, social influences on tobacco use, peer norms regarding tobacco use, and refusal skills.
  • provide tobacco-use prevention education in kindergarten through 12th grade.
  • provide program-specific training for teachers.
  • involve parents or families in support of school-based programs to prevent tobacco use.
  • support cessation efforts among students and all school staff who use tobacco.
  • assess the tobacco-use prevention program at regular intervals.

The following are additional resources to help you learn more about tobacco prevention.

American Lung Association in Nevada
N-O-T Not On Tobacco
TATU Teen Teachers
Nevada Tobacco Users Helpline
The Hookahs Policy Brief