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Note: This site documents N.C.’s work on making public schools tobacco free, from 2000 until state law went into effect in 2008, and is provided as a resource for states and communities currently working to make their schools tobacco free. Factual information reflects research and data from 2000-2008.

Why Tobacco-Free Schools?

Having a tobacco-free school environment is important in achieving physical, mental, and social health goals for students, staff, the school and the district. North Carolina is at a pivotal point as community and school teams work towards this goal. There is much support for schools to adopt comprehensive tobacco policies. In a time of increased knowledge about the risks of tobacco use and the need to protect our health, it is important that North Carolina’s public schools join other public institutions that have established no smoking regulations in order to safeguard our students and school community.

The following tools will provide key information needed to move forward in your district with a 100% tobacco-free school policy:




Updated: December 19, 2019