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Tobacco Use Prevention Education

Instruction for students in grades 4 through 8 shall address the following topics: (Health and Safety Code 104420)

1. Immediate and long-term undesirable physiologic, cosmetic and social consequences of tobacco use

2. Reasons that adolescents say they smoke or use tobacco

3. Peer norms and social influences that promote tobacco use

4. Refusal skills for resisting social influences that promote tobacco use

The district's program for grades 9 through 12 shall:

1. Target current smokers and students who are most at risk for beginning to use tobacco, including young women, low-achieving students, students from families whose members include tobacco users, and students who associate with peers who use tobacco

2. Offer or refer students to precessation readiness classes or cessation classes for current smokers

3. Utilize existing antismoking resources

(cf. 6142.8 - Comprehensive Health Education)

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)


approved: April 8, 2003 North Fork, California