Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) recognizes that smoking represents a health and safety hazard which has serious consequences for the smoker and nonsmoker. MNPS also recognizes that all staff members should serve as positive role models for students. In order to protect students, staff, visitors, and guests of the schools from an environment that may be harmful to them, MNPS prohibits smoking by all staff, students, visitors, and guests on all school property, in all school buildings, and in all school vehicles (including schools, offices, warehouses and other facilities, as well as vehicles owned by the Board).