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SMOKING AND THE USE OF TOBACCO AT DISTRICT FACILITIES

1996 Legislation which became effective January 1, 1997, made it a criminal or civil offense for any minor to purchase, receive, or POSSESS any tobacco or tobacco-related products, including rolling papers. Please refer to Section 308 (b) of the California Penal Code, below.

SMOKING AND THE USE OF TOBACCO AT DISTRICT FACILITIES

The Board of Education of the San Bernardino City Unified School District recognizes the increasing evidence of health hazards resulting from the use of tobacco products. It also recognizes that there are people who choose to use tobacco products. Therefore, in the best interests of the District and its students and employees, the Board of Education establishes the following policy on smoking at District facilities.
 1.0  Smoking at District Facilities
   1.1 Students

It shall be the policy of the San Bernardino City Unified School District to enforce the laws on student smoking and use of tobacco products as detailed in the Education Code and other regulations: The Board, through this policy, shall not permit the smoking or use of tobacco, or any product containing tobacco or nicotine products, by pupils of the school while the pupils are on campus, or while attending school-sponsored activities or while under the supervision and control of School District employees.
(*Cajon will view the use of electronic vaporizer devices under this policy.
   
 Education Code Section 48901:
 a) No school shall permit the smoking or use of tobacco, or any product containing tobacco or nicotine products, by pupils of the school while the pupils are on campus, or while attending school-sponsored activities, or while under the supervision and control of School District employees.
     b) The governing board of any school district maintaining a high school shall take all necessary steps it deems practical to discourage students from smoking.
       
    Penal Code 308:

Tobacco; smoking paraphernalia; selling or furnishing to persons under 18; misdemeanor or civil violation; penalty; disbursement.
     a) Every person under the age of 18 years who purchases, receives, or possesses any tobacco, cigarette, or cigarette papers, or any other preparation of tobacco, or any other instrument or paraphernalia that is designed for the smoking of tobacco, products prepared from tobacco, or any controlled substance shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of seventy-five dollars ($75) or 30 hours of community service work.
   1.2  Non-Students

Effective July 1, 1995, smoking and the use of tobacco products by employees and visitors will be prohibited on all District property and in all District vehicles. Appropriate notices shall be posted. (Health and Safety Code Section 24167.)
   
   1.3

Site administrators and supervisors will enforce smoking and tobacco regulations as set forth in this policy.

   
 2.0  Assistance

The District will make available to employees and students a list of clinics and other agencies that provide programs which assist individuals who wish to stop smoking or using other tobacco products. It will also keep members of the District informed of current research about the detrimental effects of smoking, smoke inhalation, and tobacco usage.
   
 3.0 Enforcement

All employees will comply and are expected to enforce this policy.


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