The Virginia Department of Health's Division of Policy and Evaluations provides data and statistics for a variety of public health issues,
including tobacco use. The reports may be located at OFHS Policy Page.
The Virginia Department of Health’s Tobacco Use Control Project (TUCP) report on tobacco use
prevention policies in public schools in Virginia. The report describes the results of a survey completed
by school superintendents from 91 public school divisions (of 133 total divisions) in October 2010.
Main finding: Although school divisions had policies in place that regulated tobacco use by students,
staff and faculty, and/or school visitors, only 32 (35%) divisions had a comprehensive tobacco-free
policy that includes a ban on use of all tobacco products on school grounds and at school-sponsored