There are many different factors which lead young people to smoke, but the extent to which tobacco is prominent, normal or accepted around them plays a crucial part. Creating a Tobacco-free School is, therefore, an important piece in the jigsaw of support which enables young people to make positive choices on tobacco.
A Tobacco-free School is a whole-school approach to ensuring that:
Having a Tobacco-free School policy goes beyond simply defining where smoking is and is not permitted. NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and Ash Scotland have prepared a comprehensive guide to support schools step by step through the process of becoming a Tobacco-free school. The guide includes a suite of user-friendly tools and resources and once the process has been concluded schools will be accredited as having a Tobacco-free School status and are eligble to display the tobacco free schools logo.
Alternatively, you can download and use the sections that are most relevant to your school: