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Note: This site documents N.C.’s work on making public schools tobacco free, from 2000 until state law went into effect in 2008, and is provided as a resource for states and communities currently working to make their schools tobacco free. Factual information reflects research and data from 2000-2008.

Research and Facts

As you and your committee educate and advocate for 100 percent tobacco-free schools, you will need to have the latest and most valid information and research to support your request for others to take action. The following links include data and research on youth tobacco use in North Carolina, connections between academic success and health, and profiles of what other school districts have learned as they adopt and implement 100 percent tobacco-free school policies. It is not meant to be exhaustive, rather a starting place with information that others have found useful in their work on developing 100 percent TFS policy.

Research on youth, tobacco, and schools

Data on Teen Tobacco Use