North Vancouver School District
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Policy 804: Smoking and Vaping on Board Premises

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Revised: September 25, 2001
Revised: December 12, 2007
Revised: February 17, 2015
Revised: November 15, 2016



In accordance with Section 2.2 of the Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act, in effect September 1, 2016, the use of tobacco and vapour products is banned on all public and private kindergarten to Grade 12 schools in British Columbia. A person must not smoke or use tobacco/e-cigarettes, or hold lighted tobacco/activated e-cigarettes in or on school property.
This ban extends to all school property 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, regardless of whether or not school is in session. The ban also includes vehicles, parking lots, sports fields, driveways, courtyards, and private vehicles parked on school property.
The Board believes in providing welcoming, safe and sustainable facilities that enhance the learning and teaching environment and is committed to its fundamental responsibility of enforcing a tobacco and vapour products free environment, as required under the legislation and this policy.

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