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SMCDSB Smoke Free Policy (LE-26)

An important reminder to students, parents, guardians, and community members that under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act it is against the law for any person to hold lit tobacco or to smoke anywhere on school property at any time. Please respect this law when visiting the property for purposes such as to pick up students, meet with staff, attend school performances, graduations, and sports events. Your actions encourage youth to obey the law and to choose tobacco-free lifestyles.

This policy applies to both cigarettes and e-cigarettes (vapes). 

Have questions? Contact Your Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520 or www.simcoemuskokahealth.org.

Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SFOA). 
Under the Act, it is against the law for anyone to smoke or hold lit tobacco anywhere on school property, at any time – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This includes school buildings, courtyards, playing fields, parking lots, entrances and exits to the school, and vehicles within the property boundaries.

Make Your Sports Tobacco Free

A reminder that tobacco and sports don’t mix. Cigarettes, dip and chew will hurt, not help athletic performance. These products cause shortness of breath, make you tired faster and slows reaction time. Tobacco-free athletes have quicker reaction time, increased stamina and better lung capacity. Play to win, play tobacco free. Join the tobacco-free sports movement.
Visit www.playlivebetobaccofree.ca or call Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520.

Resources for Tobacco Free:
Harmful_effects_spit_fact_sheet.pdf  
The Facts.pdf  
Team or Group Pledge.pdf  
What is tobacco industry products.pdf  
Why is SF important.pdf


 Additional Resources
  1. http://www.smokingstinks-aaco.org/newgames.htm - Games and tools.
  1. http://www.mhp.gov.on.ca/en/smoke-free/default.asp - Ministry of Health site
  1. http://nottokids.ca/ – This tobacco prevention website contains information designed for students and youth as well as for school administrators.
  1. http://www.smokershelpline.ca/ - Offers information and support for those thinking of cutting back or quitting smoking.
  1. www.simcoemuskokahealth.org - If you are thinking about quitting, look under the Topics heading for Tobacco and you will find information and resources. OR Contact Your Health Connection – a free and confidential service available to people living, working, and visiting in Simcoe County and the District of Muskoka. You can reach a public health professional on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. by calling 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520, or you can email your question and receive a response within three working days.
  1. http://quit4life.com/ - Quit4Life Online (Health Canada) is a self-help program specifically for teens interested in quitting smoking.
  1. http://mylastdip.com/ - My Last Dip offers unique research-tested, self-help programs designed specifically to help anyone who chews tobacco to quit for good.
  1. http://www.tobaccowise.com - This website is hosted by the Aboriginal Tobacco Program of Cancer Care Ontario. It has been created with input from Aboriginal youth and guidance from community Elders. It's part of a movement to create tobacco wise media messages with and for Aboriginal youth. Someone who is tobacco wise knows the difference between traditional and commercial
    tobacco and is empowered to make the necessary changes to protect their well being and that of their friends and community.
  1. http://smokershelpline.ca/ - Proven tips and tools to help you quit.
  1. http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/JFY/Schools/SchoolStaff/LessonPlans.aspx - Lesson Plans for Teachers