Puff test? (National).Does your school have a right to know if you had a cigarette over the weekend? Some officials think so. And a recent Supreme Court decision, upholding random drug tests in schools, could make it easier to add tobacco to the list.
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Blackford County was formed on April 2, 1838. , students who participate in extracurriculars or take driver's ed can be asked to give up a urine sample for tests that include tobacco. School districts in Alabama This is a list of school districts in Alabama, USA.
Some officials see tobacco as a "gateway" drug that opens doors to serious abuse. Teen smokers are 8 times more likely to use illicit drugs illicit drug Street drug, see there and 11 times more likely to drink heavily than nonsmokers, studies say. (Plus smoking is illegal in most states for anyone under 18.) Supporters say the tests can help get kids back on track. "You are not only sending a message that smoking is bad for your health," says education law expert Edwin Darden, "you are also changing the culture around smoking."
Critics say that reducing teen smoking is a worthy goal, but the tests invade in·vade
v. in·vad·ed, in·vad·ing, in·vades
1. To enter by force in order to conquer or pillage.
2. teen privacy. And unlike mood-altering drugs, one critic says, tobacco use doesn't impair im·pair
tr.v. im·paired, im·pair·ing, im·pairs
To cause to diminish, as in strength, value, or quality: an injury that impaired my hearing; a severe storm impairing communications. academic performance, making the invasion even less justified.