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Ending the Tobacco Problem: A Blueprint for the Nation
Recommendation 8: Colleges and universities should ban smoking inindoor locations, including dormitories, and should consider setting asmoke-free campus as a goal. Further, colleges and universities shouldban the promotion of tobacco products on campus and at all campus-sponsored events. Such policies should be monitored and evaluatedby oversight committees, such as those associated with the AmericanCollege Health Association.
Recommendation 9: State health agencies, health care professionals,and other interested organizations should undertake strong efforts toencourage parents to make their homes and vehicles smoke free.
Recommendation 10: States should not preempt local governments fromrestricting smoking in outdoor public spaces, such as parks and beaches.
Recommendation 11: All states should license retail sales outlets thatsell tobacco products. Licensees should be required to (1) verify thedate of birth, by means of photographic identification, of any purchaserappearing to be 25 years of age or younger; (2) place cigarettes exclusively behind the counter and sell cigarettes only in a direct face-to-faceexchange; and (3) ban the use of self-service displays and vending machines. Repeat violations of laws restricting youth access should be subject to license suspension or revocation. States should not preempt localgovernments from licensing retail outlets that sell tobacco products.
Recommendation 12: All states should ban the sale and shipment oftobacco products directly to consumers through mail order or the Internet or other electronic systems. Shipments of tobacco products shouldbe permitted only to licensed wholesale or retail outlets.
Recommendation 13: School boards should require all middle schoolsand high schools to adopt evidence-based smoking prevention programs and implement them with fidelity. They should coordinate thesein-school programs with public activities or mass media programming,or both. Such prevention programs should be conducted annually.State funding for these programs should be supplemented with fundingfrom the U.S. Department of Education under the Safe and Drug-FreeSchool Act or by an independent body administering funds collectedfrom the tobacco industry through excise taxes, court orders, or litigation agreements.
Recommendation 14: All physicians, dentists, and other health careproviders should screen and educate youth about tobacco use during