24/7 Tobacco Free Schools

Currently, Oklahoma law prohibits smoking inside school facilities for all school districts. It does not include the grounds of the school and it does not address spit/smokeless tobacco. However, many schools are taking a proactive step towards healthy behavior and are implementing 24/7 tobacco free policies at their campuses. 24/7 state policies should be expected due to the 2006 report of the Surgeon General stating there is no safe level of second-hand smoke exposure.

A 24/7 tobacco free school policy prohibits the use of all tobacco products on all school owned property by everyone. The policy applies to everyone, including parents, staff, students, and visitors 24 hours a day seven days a week. A 24/7 tobacco free school policy is a state recognized voluntary policy that any public or private school can adopt. If a school adopts a voluntary policy, they may be eligible for free Breathe Easy tobacco free property signs.

If an Oklahoma County school would like assistance with developing and implementing a 24/7 tobacco free policy, please email us at tobacco@occhd.org.

To learn more about 24/7, please visit 24-7 campaign.com