Resources for Schools

Policy Recommendation from the Public Health Law Center

Effective solutions to school policy violations focus on education about nicotine and addiction to help youth succeed in quitting rather than punishing them

Using punitive measures like suspension and expulsion to penalize student violations for a school commercial tobacco policy is not reasonable, considering the targeted marketing, science of addiction, and long-term consequences associated with expulsion and suspension.”

Alternative to Suspension: INDEPTH, (Intervention for Nicotine Dependence: Education, Prevention, Tobacco and Health), from the American Lung Association, is an interactive program that teaches students about nicotine dependence, establishing healthy alternatives and how to kick the unhealthy addiction that got them in trouble in the first place. The Lung Association offers free facilitator training for schools that want to implement the program. Learn More
Recommended Curriculum & Educational Resources:

CATCH My Breath Free School Curriculum

  • Meets Several National Academic Standards

  • Short, Easy-to-Use Lessons

  • Includes: Teacher Presentations & Peer- Facilitated Group Work 

American Lung Association

N-O-T: Not On Tobacco

  • Interactive learning activities

  • Ten, 50-minute Sessions

  • Uses a Small Group Format 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Short Interactive

Presentation for Students

with Talking Points

for Presenters

Stanford Tobacco Prevention Toolkit

Offers choices of 1, 5, 8, and

10-session curriculum

with facilitator instructions

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