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Tobacco and Imitation Tobacco Products

Possession, use, sale or transfer of any tobacco products by students on district property, in district vehicles or at school sponsored functions both on and off district property is prohibited. The term “tobacco product” means any product containing, made, or derived from tobacco that is intended for human consumption, whether chewed, smoked, absorbed, dissolved, inhaled, snorted, sniffed, or ingested by any other means; including but not limited to: cigarettes, cigars, dry snuff, chewing tobacco, snus, dissolvables, electronic cigarettes, nicotine or alternative nicotine vapor products, hookah, and any other smoking product.

Violations will be defined as any of the following:

  1. Possession of any tobacco product.
  2. Smoke coming out of mouth or nose.
  3. Smoke coming from an area occupied by students.
  4. The smoking or possession of electronic, "vapor," or other nicotine delivering devices, substitute forms of cigarettes, or any other tobacco innovation.

First offense: Confiscation of tobacco products, notification of parents/guardians, and notification of police in accordance with St. Louis County Ordinance and a minimum of three (3) days in-school suspension. Students will participate in district provided cessation programs.

Second offense: Confiscation of tobacco products, notification of parents/guardians, notification of police, and a minimum of three (3) days out-of-school suspension. Students will be offered resources for available cessation programs.

Third offense: Confiscation of tobacco products, notification of parents/guardians, parental conference, notification of police, and a minimum of five (5) days out-of-school suspension. Students will be offered resources for available cessation programs.

Bus Transportation: If a student is smoking or holding a lighted cigarette or an electronic "vapor" or other nicotine delivering device on the bus, he/she will be suspended from school for five (5) school days. A repeat of the offense may lead to permanent suspension from school transportation. Refer to Policy 1410: Tobacco-Free District and Regulation 1410: Tobacco-Free District.