The Tobacco Prevention Program helps ODH promote model tobacco-free school and college policies. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, college-age adults who smoke already show signs of lung and cardiovascular damage and other health risks. There are over 100 schools in Ohio that have adopted tobacco-free policies in order to protect their students, visitors, and staff.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or would like additional resources on maintaining a tobacco-free school environment, please contact Safa Ibrahim at 419.213.4120 or [email protected]. You may also contact the Ohio Department of Health K-12 District Public Health Consultant, Taylor Kachmarik, at 614.644.7975 or email [email protected].

  • Tobacco-Free School Policy Resources:
    For a list of Ohio schools with tobacco-free or smoke-free policies please click (here).
  • A 100% tobacco-free model policy according to ODH standards is available (here).
  • If you have an interest in the Tobacco-Free Schools: ROLE MODELING FOR OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS toolkit please click (here).