The pit and the pendulum: the impact on teen smokers of including a designated smoking area in school tobacco control policy.

@article{Baillie2008ThePA,
  title={The pit and the pendulum: the impact on teen smokers of including a designated smoking area in school tobacco control policy.},
  author={Lynne Baillie and Chris Y. Lovato and Eileen P Taylor and M. D. Robert B. Rutherford and Michelle Smith},
  journal={Health education research},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={1008-15}
}
Thirty per cent of school districts in British Columbia do not ban smoking outright on school grounds, and in several instances, smoking is permitted in smoking pits, regardless of school district policy. While there is evidence to suggest that enforcing a tobacco-free environment for students does reduce adolescent smoking rates, the concomitant safety and discipline problems it creates for school staff and administration are demanding and complex, and may override concerns regarding student… CONTINUE READING

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