Tobacco Programs

Alternative to Suspension Program

The program, developed by the American Lung Association, is offered as an option to students who face suspension for violation of school tobacco use policy. The program consists of four sessions of approximately fifty minutes that address student tobacco use, addiction, healthy alternatives to smoking and making the change to nonsmoking. For students who choose the Alternative to Suspension program, attendance is mandatory. Prior to implementing the program facilitators and administrators shall determine the consequences for unexcused absences and tardiness.

Audience: Grades 7-12
Program author: American Lung Association
Evidence-based: Yes
Number of sessions: 1