Tobacco Reduction in Schools
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Promote tobacco free children and youth in our schools

Tobacco use continues to be the leading cause of preventable death and illness, and 85% of smokers today started before they were age 18.

School Compliance information is available to advise both public and private schools of their responsibilities for showing reasonable  care and diligence with the Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act.

Online tobacco reduction and cessation resources

View the Tobacco Resources for Schools and Vaping & Youth: Factsheet for Parents for current curricula, activities and materials for the classroom and the Vapour Products In and On School Property guide.

Tobacco reduction lending library

The Tobacco Reduction program has a variety of excellent resources to lend or give away to schools and community groups working on reducing tobacco use.

View the Tobacco Activity Sheets and Lending Library or contact the Tobacco Reduction Program for more information.

Brief interventions in tobacco training

Tobacco Reduction Coordinators offer Brief Interventions in Tobacco training to schools to enable teachers and staff to assist their students to stop using tobacco. Contact the Tobacco Reduction Program for more information.

Learn more about tobacco and quitting.

Cannabis legalization

As of Oct. 17, 2018, the use of non-medical cannabis (marijuana) in Canada is legal for adults. In B.C. the legal age for purchase, use and possession is 19 and older, as per the new provincial Cannabis Control and Licensing Act – Bill 30.

For the latest Provincial resources for youth, parents and mentors visit: cannabis.gov.bc.ca.

 

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