60 Schools in 27 Virginia School Divisions Celebrate Tobacco-Free Spirit Day
On February 14, 2018, join the 24/7 campaign, Y Street and the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth in celebrating Virginia school divisions with 100% comprehensive tobacco- and e-cigarette-free policies. While all school divisions in Virginia have policies prohibiting tobacco use, only 34 school divisions in Virginia currently have 100% comprehensive policies that prohibit the use, possession, and distribution of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, by anyone, anytime, anywhere on school property or at school events, including those that are off-site.
Chesterfield County Public Schools, Caroline County Public Schools, Cumberland County Public Schools, Harrisonburg City Public Schools, Henrico County Public Schools, Hopewell City Public Schools, Powhatan County Public Schools, Richmond City Public Schools and Rockingham County Public Schools are proud to be part of the thirty-four. In these 9 divisions, more than 167,000 students are protected from tobacco and e-cigarettes by this policy.
Students across Virginia will lead school-based events for Tobacco-Free Spirit Day to celebrate their tobacco- and e-cigarette-free pride while raising awareness of their division’s comprehensive policy.
Tobacco-Free Spirit Day is part of the 24/7 campaign, an initiative of Y Street, the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth’s award-winning high school volunteer program promoting a healthy Virginia. The 24/7 campaign partners with divisions across the state to adopt, implement and enforce 100% tobacco- and e-cigarette- free school policies.
Invited : Superintendents and School Board members in Chesterfield, Cumberland, and Caroline counties, see below for event times and locations.
Schools are places where youth learn inside and outside the classroom. While all school divisions in Virginia have a policy prohibiting tobacco use, only 34 out of 132 Virginia school divisions have 100% comprehensive tobacco- and e-cigarette free policies. Tobacco-Free Spirit Day is a chance for students and school communities to thank their divisions for their commitment to 100% tobacco-free schools . School divisions like Chesterfield County, Caroline County, Cumberland County, Harrisonburg City, Henrico County, Hopewell City, Powhatan County, Richmond City and Rockingham County are are sending a powerful message that tobacco and e-cigarettes have no place in the school environment.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 (see below for specific times for each participating school).
Caroline Middle School
Caroline High School