Tobacco has negative implications for the environment, the economy and the health of both smokers and non-smokers. All people have a fundamental right to breathe clean air, and tobacco-free environments are essential to guaranteeing this right. This includes protection in outdoor spaces. Whether sitting in class, playing games outside or waiting at the school bus stop, young people should be protected from second-hand smoke and e-cigarette emissions.
The guide is intended to provide schools and their students with the necessary knowledge and tools to successfully adopt a nicotine-free and tobacco-free campus policy. This step-by-step guide suggests engaging activities, offers sample communications material and provides practical examples of schools worldwide that have implemented nicotine-free and tobacco-free campus policies.