School and Municipal Policies

Tobacco Free Schools are the Law

It’s Maine Law! In the spring of 2007, the Maine Legislature passed legislation that tightens the law regarding tobacco use on school grounds. The statute now reads, “Tobacco use in the buildings or on the grounds of any elementary or secondary school is prohibited.” This means that there is no tobacco use by anyone—students, staff or visitors—on school grounds at any time, 365 days per year.*

To view Maine law regarding tobacco use on school grounds, go to and click on Maine’s Tobacco Laws on the left-hand side of the web site.

*The only exception to this law is that tobacco use may be permitted in classrooms only as part of a bona fide demonstration during a class.

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