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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.

Tackle Smoking Project finds strong support for TFS policies and fewer instances of smoking than at non-TFS schools

The UNC Tackle Smoking Project studied smoking behavior at North Carolina high school football games at schools with and without 100% Tobacco-Free School policies, and found that there were more instances of smoking at football games at non-TFS schools than schools with 100% Tobacco-Free policies. Furthermore, there was strong support for 100% TFS policies among spectators at 100% tobacco-free schools.

For more information about this study, Download and read the full Tackle Smoking Project Report in PDF format.
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