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Because tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death, disease, and disability, the Avoyelles Parish School Board shall strive to provide a tobacco-free environment.


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 Avoyelles Parish 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 other property owned, operated, or leased by the School Board.


The School Board may provide appropriate cessation counseling and/or referral services for staff members.


Communication of Policy


Employees shall be informed of this policy through written notice, policy manuals, and orientation training.


Revised:  January 8, 2013

Revised:  December 4, 2017



Ref:    20 USC 6083 (Nonsmoking Policy for Children's Services)

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:240, 40:1291.1, 40:1291.2, 40:1291.3, 40:1291.11, 40:1291.21

Board minutes, 1-8-13, 12-4-17


Avoyelles Parish School Board