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Boone County Schools to be recognized Monday for new tobacco-free campus policy

Boone County Schools will be recognized as one of the first Northern Kentucky school districts to adopt a tobacco-free policy, in compliance with a new state law, at an event on Monday morning at Boone County High School.

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky CEO Ben Chandler and Kentucky Medical Association President Dr. Brent Wright will formally present Superintendent Randy Poe, as well as other school officials and students, with a sample of tobacco-free signage.

The two organizations are providing the signage free of charge to school districts that have newly adopted such policies.

Tobacco-Free Signage Presentation

Ben Chandler, President/CEO, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
Dr. Brent Wright, President, Kentucky Medical Association
Dr. Randy Poe, Superintendent, Boone County Schools
Judge Gary Moore, Boone County Judge Executive (invited)
Marsha Bach, Community Health Programs Manager, Northern Kentucky Health Department
Students and other school officials

Monday, November 25, 2019
10:30 a.m.

Boone County High School (meet in main office)
7056 Burlington Pike, Florence, KY 41042

The tobacco-free schools bill, signed into law in April 2019, requires schools to adopt policies that prohibit the use of all tobacco products – including e-cigarettes – 24/7 on all school property and vehicles.

The law gave districts until July 1, 2020, to adopt the policies, and also included an opt-out provision, yet 95 percent of districts already have adopted tobacco-free policies since April.

The law also requires districts to post signage, but did not include funding to cover the cost, so the Foundation and KMA have partnered to provide free signage on a first-come, first-served basis to districts that moved to quickly adopt tobacco-free policies.

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky

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