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League of Women Voters Edina

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS EDINA POSITION

Alcohol and Tobacco Use

Adopted December 2014

LWVE supports the following as it relates to Alcohol, Tobacco, Other Drugs (ATOD) and E-cigarette use:

  1. Educational programs that support improved chemical health, including:
    1. Ongoing programs, especially in the middle and high school years.
    2. Regular continuing education for adult educators, coaches and school administrators.
    3. Alternatives to suspension for minor Alcohol, Tobacco, Other Drugs and e-cigarette violations in the schools.
    4. Youth-led and peer-to-peer education and prevention programs.
  2. Allocation of public funds for a community initiative to prevent illegal Alcohol, Tobacco, Other Drugs and e-cigarette use.
  3. Consistent city and school guidelines for adults who chaperone youth activities.
  4. City ordinances and law enforcement efforts designed to reduce underage Alcohol, Tobacco, Other Drugs and e-cigarette use.
  5. Legal system diversion alternatives, such as Youth Court, for low level Alcohol, Tobacco, Other Drugs and e-cigarette violations.