Employee Smoking and Other Tobacco Use
In accordance with the law and to promote staff health and well-being, the Board of Education prohibits all employees from smoking or using tobacco or tobacco products or from using electronic nicotine delivery systems or vapor products (that may or may not include nicotine) anywhere in school buildings and buses, on school grounds, in the vicinity of the school, or at school-sponsored activities.
Tobacco includes, but is not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, snuff, smoking tobacco, or smokeless tobacco. Nicotine includes, but is not limited to, nicotine, nicotine delivery systems or vapor products, chemicals, or devices that produce the same flavor or physical effect of nicotine substances.
This policy is not intended to prohibit the use of smoking cessation products such as skin patches, lozenges, and gum.
Legal reference: Connecticut General Statutes:
19a-342 Smoking Prohibited
Adopted: October 5, 1987
Revised: May 5, 2015