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Because tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death, disease, and disability, the St. John the Baptist School Board shall provide a Smoke-Free campus (Louisiana Smoke-Free Air Act) and Tobacco-Free school environment (Louisiana’s Tobacco-Free School Policy – the Department of Health and Hospitals Tobacco Control Program).


The use of any tobacco product, smokeless tobacco, or any smoking object/device, including but not limited to electronic cigarettes, advanced personal vaporizers, vape pens, vape mods and similar devices, shall be prohibited on and in all School Board property and vehicles, and at all school-sponsored or school-approved functions.  However, this prohibition shall not be applicable to any tobacco product approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for sale as a tobacco cessation product and which is marketed and sold solely for such purpose.


School Board property shall include any elementary or secondary school buildings or grounds, buildings, portable buildings, field houses, stadiums, equipment storage areas, vacant land, or any property owned, operated, or leased by the School Board.




Notice of this policy shall be given to School Board personnel every year and posted signage at each campus.


School employees who violate the Smoke Free and Tobacco-Free School policy shall, in addition to disciplinary action, also be referred to the Louisiana Quit-Line (1-800-QuitNow) which is a free counseling service for tobacco cessation.


Revised:  December 7, 2006

Revised:  January 12, 2012

Revised:  February 22, 2018



Ref:    20 USC 6083 (Non-Smoking Policy for Children’s Services)

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:240, 40:1291.1, 40:1291.2, 40:1291.3, 40:1291.11, 40:1291.21

Board minutes, 7-12-90, 8-8-91, 12-10-92, 1-7-93, 12-7-06, 1-12-12, 2-22-18


St. John the Baptist Parish School Board