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Model Policies

Section Overview

Tobacco-free policies can be put into effect by any facility in South Dakota. These policies ban the use of tobacco and vapor products (cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes, and vape) on a facility’s indoor and outdoor grounds.

Policy implementation plays a major role in reducing tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke and vape.

  • Ensures everyone can enjoy clean air
  • Promotes cessation and makes it easier to resist using tobacco products
  • Encourages positive role modeling of healthy choices in public spaces

Use these examples to develop your own tobacco-free policy. Copy and paste the text into a document and use as is, or modify the language to meet the unique needs of your community or facility. Personalize with organizational branding or letterhead and be sure to follow any state law requirements or grant terms and conditions.

Visual reminders that your school, property, or grounds are tobacco-free zones is a great way to reinforce your policy. Check out the signage and print materials available for free in our Media Library.

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