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Tobacco Free Environments: Schools

 

New Brunswick Policy and Legislation

Smoke-free Places Act
Legislation regarding the New Brunswick Smoke-Free Places.

This legislation applies to all enclosed public places, indoor workplaces and school grounds. As of July 1, 2015, it has expanded the areas in which smoking is not permitted to also include many outdoor settings. The Smoke-Free Places Act also prohibits vaping electronic cigarettes and the use of waterpipes in all smoke-free areas.

For further information or to report a violation of the Smoke-Free Places Act, please call 1-866-234-4234.

Tobacco-Free Schools Policy of the NB Department of Education (Policy 702)

 Research and Statistics

New Brunswick Student Wellness Survey
The New Brunswick Student Wellness Survey is a key project of the NB Wellness Strategy and is conducted with students in Grades 4 - 12 and parents of students in Kindergarten to Grade 5.

Survey results are available for important areas of student wellness in the elementary years such as:
mental fitness, healthy weights and lifestyles and social influences and environments.  For grades 6-12survey topics include: environments, healthy weights and lifestyles, mental fitness, social relationships and influences, and tobacco and other substance use.

Youth Smoking Survey
The Youth Smoking Survey (YSS) is published by Health Canada and provides timely and accurate monitoring of the tobacco use in school aged children (grades 6-12). (* note NB did not participate in 2010-2011 or 2012-2013, therefore links to the 2008-2009 report is also include below:

2012-2013
2010-2011
2008-2009



Resources

New Brunswick

Susceptibility to Smoking Amongst Youth in New Brunswick

School Wellness Grants: New Brunswick Department of Social Development
    
Tobacco Free Sport Program Handbook
The Tobacco Free Sport Program Handbook provides information about the program and details on how to implement a Tobacco Free Sport program/policy in a sport organization or school.


Topics included in the handbook:
-  What, why, goals & objectives
-  Ten steps towards Tobacco Free Sport
-  Ways to use the Tobacco Free Sport Logo
-  Partners
-  Policy template
-  Fact sheets
-  Youth fact sheets
-  Coaches’ notes
-  Sport specific fact sheet
-  Contact information

What Does Tobacco-Free Sport Mean?
This presentation provides information on why Tobacco Free Sport should be implemented.   

Tobacco Free Schools Action Guide

Canadian

Ontario Tobacco Research Unit's (OTRU) On-line Course
This course is comprised of four modules including one on protection which examines current information on second hand smoke, how it affects people’s health, and what is happening in Canada to create smoke free environments.
    
Joint Consortium for School Health (JCSH) -Healthy School Planner     
To assist schools in creating and sustaining a healthy school, the Joint Consortium for School Health     (JCSH) has developed the Healthy School Planner, a tool that will help schools assess the health of their     school and support them in developing an action plan for making improvements.

How to use the Healthy School Planner