As of August 1, Toledo Public Schools is a tobacco-free school district.

The Board of Education approved a resolution in February declaring the district tobacco-free. That means no staff member, student or volunteer is permitted to smoke, inhale, dip or chew tobacco at any time, including non-school hours in any building, facility or vehicle owned, leased, rented or chartered by the District or on school grounds, athletic facilities or parking lots.

The use of tobacco at any athletic event and/or after school activity will also be prohibited.

For the purpose of this policy, “tobacco” includes any lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, bidi, clove cigarette, and any other smoking product, and spit tobacco, also known as smokeless, dip, chew and snuff, in any form.

For the purpose of this policy, electronic cigarettes are considered “tobacco.”

Throughout the school year, information on how to quit smoking or using tobacco will be provided to staff, students, volunteers and parents.