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SMUSD is Tobacco Free

SAN MARINO UNIFIED SCHOOLS ARE TOBACCO FREE

Every year in the U.S. over 392,000 people die from tobacco-caused disease, making it the leading cause of preventable death. Another 50,000 people die from exposure to secondhand smoke. The SAN MARINO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT is committed to protecting the health and welfare of students, employees, and visitors from the known hazards of tobacco use and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS).

The SAN MARINO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT recognizes that tobacco use presents serious health risks and desires to provide support and assistance in the prevention and intervention of tobacco use among youth. Students shall not smoke or use tobacco, or any product containing tobacco or nicotine, while on campus while attending school-sponsored activities, or while under the supervision and control of district employees. Prohibited products include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, miniature cigars, clove cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chew packets, and betel. (SMUSD Board Policy 5131.62, California Education Code 48900, 48901) Any employee or student who violates the district’s tobacco-free schools policy shall be asked to refrain from smoking and shall be subject to disciplinary action as appropriate. (SMUSD Board Policy 3513.3)

The SAN MARINO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT is committed to helping students and staff quit smoking. Tobacco cessation programs will be offered to students on a voluntary basis. Tobacco cessation programs will be offered to staff on a voluntary basis, directly, through an employee assistance program, or through the district’s health insurance plan.  The following websites provide information on cessation programs:

http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking

http://www.nobutts.org

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/healthinfo/healthyliving/tobacco/Pages/default.aspx

http://healthfinder.gov/scripts

http://www.notontobacco.com