Current tobacco use policies in Nebraska public schools.

R. J. Hopp, K. Burklund, M. Horton

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Abstract

A critical effort to reduce the harmful effects of tobacco is to promote tobacco abstinence among the nation's adolescent population. In this regard, the message of tobacco tolerance within the education system of the State of Nebraska was examined. Although the majority of schools surveyed have an encouraging policy regarding student smoking, it has not yet been universally implemented. In addition, the tobacco-use policies for non-students within public school buildings is concerning. The Nebraska Indoor Clean Air Act and the recent Environmental Protection Agency warning on second-hand smoke provides a framework for change. Health care providers can be proactive in encouraging their school districts to promote the goal of a Tobacco-Free Nebraska.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-181
Number of pages3
JournalThe Nebraska medical journal
Volume78
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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