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Tobacco control services in North Shore schools

Section 16 – Tobacco Control

Tobacco Prevention provided by Tobacco Reduction Coordinators

Tobacco Reduction Coordinators provide education and support to address youth tobacco and vapour product use.  This may include:

  • Providing evidence-based resources 
  • Facilitating in-class presentations for students
  • Training teachers and healthcare providers  

A comprehensive approach to tobacco control, including school policies and effective programs, can reduce tobacco and vapour product use among school-aged children and youth. 

For more information, visit the Tobacco Reduction Program web page.

Some of the resources and programs available to the public can be found at:  http://www.vch.ca/your_environment/tobacco/

Contact Information

Central Community Health Centre

Phone: (604) 983-6700
Email:  smokefree@vch.ca

Tobacco Protection provided by Tobacco Enforcement Officers

Tobacco Enforcement Officers (TEO's) protect young people by reducing their access and exposure to tobacco and vapour products through retailer education, routine inspections and compliance checks to ensure that retailers are complying with the applicable legislation. Smoking is not permitted on school grounds as regulated under the Provincial Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act and Regulation.  School Administration is responsible for maintaining and monitoring the compliance and posting appropriate no-smoking signs where necessary.  TEO's are available to assist schools through requested consultation and/or in response to a smoking complaint on the school grounds. Please contact Health Protection if you know about a retailer selling tobacco to a person under 19 years of age or if there is a concern with smoking on school grounds. 

Contact Information

Health Protection

Phone: (604) 675-3800

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