Healthy Tobacco-Free Schools CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH). DASH’s Mission. To promote the health and well being of children and adolescents so they become healthy and well-functioning adults. 3/10/2014. Key Health Issues for Young People.
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Healthy Tobacco-Free Schools
CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH)
To promote the health and well being of children and adolescents so they become healthy and well-functioning adults.
Intentional and unintentional injuries
Sexual risk behaviors
Poor eating habits
Family and Community Involvement
Healthy and Safe School Environment
Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services
Nez Perce Tribe
School Health Guidelines
2006 Surgeon General’s Report:
Effects on students from :
- Attitudes of teachers and parents
toward school tobacco-free policies
- Harmful effects of minimal
exposure to secondhand smoke
- Secondhand smoke and impaired
- Schools and students raising
Source: CDC, School Health Policies and Programs Study 2006
*Remedial = counseling, alternatives to suspension programs instead of suspension or expulsion, cessation programs, etc.
Classroom programs should be delivered in conjunction with community and media messages.
Instruction should be K-12 and include:
“Youth Tobacco Cessation: A Guide to Making Informed Decisions” (2004)
Youth Tobacco Cessation Collaborative
American Legacy Foundation
National Cancer Institute
Canadian Tobacco Control Research Initiative
Student Led Programs
A national cadre of master trainers for DASH tools, including the SHI and the HECAT
(National School Boards Association)
(National Association of State Boards of Education)
Linda Crossett: LCrossett@cdc.gov