ERIC Number: ED328537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct-17
Reference Count: N/A
Clearing the Air: A Collaborative Approach to Smoke-Free Schools.
Bishop, Kelly; Staufacker, Michael J.
Suggestions are made for establishing a policy for prohibiting smoking on school property. First, a working committee for policy formation should be established. This committee should consist of representatives from all populations affected: students, teachers, parents, staff, bus drivers, cooks, administrators, and union and community representatives. The committee would be responsible for reviewing current policy, surveying target populations to assess their current needs, reviewing survey results, determining type of policy, and setting a timeline. Should a school district wish to set up a smoking-cessation program, it is suggested that the health promotion coordinator determine the appropriate program elements for his/her colleagues and school district. Generally, an effective program will address the following issues: knowledge or information, motivation, coping skills, stress management, weight control, exercise, relapse prevention, social support, and nicotine addiction. Some program characteristics to be considered are: behavior modification, hypnosis, nicotine replacement, cold turkey versus gradual reduction, and length. Other things to be considered are choice of trainer and evaluation data. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Smoke Free Schools
Note: Paper presented at the Convention of the American School Health Association (October 17, 1990).