Safe-Drug Free Schools & Communities Program
The purpose of the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Program is to foster a safe and drug-free learning environment that supports academic achievement. The Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Program is a federally funded initiative which supports programs that prevent violence in and around schools; that prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; that involve parents and communities; and that are coordinated with related federal, state, and community efforts and resources. Funds may be used for drug prevention and education programs (Pre K-12); violence prevention; professional development for drug, alcohol, and violence prevention; implementation of strategies; drug abuse resistance education programs, program evaluations; and conflict resolution programs. All of these efforts together form a comprehensive plan to promote peaceful resolution to conflict and to reduce the demand for and use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and other drugs by school age children.
According to the American Lung Association, cigarette smoking is the number one cause of preventable disease and death worldwide. On the association's web site at www.lung.org, a multitude of resources are available regarding quitting smoking and programs to help you do so – along with its advocacy efforts to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, and tobacco use trends.