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Tobacco

Any tobacco products made or derived from tobacco that are intended for human consumption, including any component, part, or accessory of a tobacco product. This includes among other products, cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, roll-your own tobacco, dissolvable or smokeless tobacco. E-cigarette means any electronic oral devices, or any part of it, whether manufactured, distributed, marketed, or sold as an e-cigarette, e-cigar, e-pipe, or any other product, name or descriptor; but does not include any product regulated as a drug or device by the US Food and Drug Administration. Nicotine liquid container means a bottle or other container of any substance containing nicotine where the substance is sold, marketed, or intended for use in an e-cigarette.

Tobacco Possession***, Use, and/or Distribution

Possession, use, and/or distribution of tobacco, including all tobacco products, e-cigarettes, and nicotine liquid containers anywhere on a school campus or at a school related event is prohibited. In addition, students found in possession, distributing, or using tobacco are subject to the provisions of the Tobacco Policy. Tobacco Intervention and support resources may be available .

Contact the school counselor or the Health and Wellness Teams for more information. (Schools must document resources provided and referrals made.)

Table 1: Consequences For Tobacco Possession Use and/or Distribution
OccurrenceConsequences –
Elementary
Consequences –
Middle/High
Asterisk (*) Indicates Required action
All Occurrences
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • Tobacco Intervention Supports
Second offense
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • School Contract
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • Tobacco Intervention Supports
  • School Contract
Ongoing
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • School Contract
  • Short-term suspension/ISS
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • Short-term suspension (if not participating in tobacco intervention program)