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GBK TOBACCO FREE ENVIRONMENT

Adoption Date: 2/13/1990, Revised: 4/12/2005; 02/11/2014
G - PERSONNEL

 

 

The Uinta County School District Number One Board of Trustees recognizes that the use of tobacco, electronic cigarettes, and tobacco products represents a health and safety hazard, which can have serious consequences for the tobacco user and nonuser and the safety of the District. Because the use of tobacco in the school and work environment is not conductive to good health and that as an educational organization, the District provides both effective educational programs and a positive example to students concerning the use of tobacco, the Board desires to establish a tobacco free environment within School District buildings, on school district property, and at all school functions and events.

 

Recognizing the negative impact of tobacco on users and nonusers alike and safety hazards caused by the use of tobacco, electronic cigarettes, and tobacco products, the Board declares all District buildings, District Property, and District vehicles operated by the Board and all spaces within them, to be officially designated tobacco free environments. Staff, students, parents, and members of the public are expected to observe this restriction at all times.

 

Electronic cigarettes means a product that employs any mechanical heating element, battery or electronic circuit, regardless of shape or size, that can be used to deliver doses of nicotine vapor by means of heating a liquid nicotine solutions contained in a cartridge or other delivery system. Electronic cigarette does not include any device or product that is regulated by the United States food and drug administration as a drug or device under chapter five of the United States Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

 

Tobacco products means any substance containing tobacco leaf, including, but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, snuff, chewing tobacco or dipping tobacco.