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Pike TPC Buys Signs For Pike Central Schools

In Local News on October 7, 2010 at 2:28 pm

PETERSBURG, Ind. – The Pike County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Coalition has purchased tobacco-free campus signs for all Pike Central school properties in support of the school’s new tobacco-free campus policy.

The policy prohibits use of tobacco products by all students, staff and visitors at all times on all school property and grounds.

“A comprehensive tobacco-free campus policy is one of the most important steps a school can take to create a healthy environment for students,” said Sally Petty, coalition coordinator. “The policy sends the message that the school does not condone tobacco use. It supports what students hear from their health teachers and sets a healthy standard for the rest of our community to live up to.”

The Pike County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Coalition is funded by tobacco master settlement funds through Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation. Their mission is to reduce tobacco-related death and disease by preventing youth from starting, helping tobacco users quit, and reducing public exposure to secondhand smoke. For more information about tobacco-free policies, contact Petty at 812-698-0232 or notobacco@live.com.

Pictured is Petty presenting a sign to school resource officer Charlie Barr.

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