Montecito Union School District is a tobacco-free school, which prohibits all tobacco use anytime, anywhere by anyone on all school property and at all school-sponsored events (California Health and Safety Code Section 104420 [n]). School property includes buildings, grounds, and vehicles owned or leased by the school. School-sponsored events include sporting events, school dances and other events held on and off school property.
The School Board prohibits the use of products containing tobacco and or nicotine, including, but not limited to, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chew, clove cigarettes, and electronic nicotine delivery systems, such as electronic cigarettes, electronic hookahs, and other vapor emitting devices with or without nicotine content, that mimic the use of tobacco products any time, in charter school or school district-owned or leased buildings, on school or district property, and in school or district vehicles. However, this section does not prohibit the use or possession of prescription products, or other cessation aides such as nicotine patches or nicotine gum. Student use or possession of such products must conform to laws governing student use and possession of medications on school property.