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Create tobacco-free spaces around schools

Create tobacco-free spaces around schools

The city municipality has created a tobacco-free zone near nurseries and primary schools. This initiative comes as a result of a request submitted by CE1 students in Mont Près-Chambord. The latter had proposed installing sand-filled planters near their school to recover cigarette butts. However, instead of responding positively to this proposal, the municipality decided to go further by banning smoking near nurseries and primary schools during the school term, thus creating a tobacco-free space in partnership with the League Against Cancer. This decision is inspired by 3,730 similar spaces already approved in France, distributed across 48 departments.

Launched by the Cancer League, Tobacco-Free Spaces identify and/or identify outdoor spaces where tobacco consumption is prohibited, such as schools, ponds, playgrounds, parks, etc. These friendly spaces, which mainly receive a family audience, are therefore protected from tobacco contamination, both on a health and environmental level.

Agreement with the Anti-Cancer League

To turn this initiative into reality, an agreement was signed on February 3 between the municipality and the Regional Committee of the League against Cancer. Since the beginning of the 2023 academic year, smoking has been prohibited during the academic semester (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm) on all sidewalks and parking lots next to municipal schools. This prohibition is indicated by regulatory signs and pictograms indicating entry into tobacco-free zones.

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