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Teachers’ drinking, smoking habits surveyed

Date Posted: 2002-10-18

According to a survey by the Okinawa Prefecture Board of Education 69.8 percent of teachers in the 86 high schools within the prefecture drink alcoholic beverages, sometimes in parties within the school premises. A majority of them also smokes while in schools although only six schools of the 86 have a special smoking room set apart for teachers who smoke. In most cases they use school restrooms to smoke. The survey was prompted by the increase in the number of students under 18 of age who smoke or drink, although it is against the law.

Years ago teachers were also forbidden to drink or smoke at school parties when they were in sight of their students, and some members of the board think that it would be a good idea to bring the old rules back. But teachers are against. “It happens only in a party, either for students farewell when they graduate or another special occasion, and we always remind our students what the rules are, so it should be all right,” a teacher in a Naha high school said.

Standards how schools enforce smoking rules vary. Some schools follow the existing rules strictly, and write up students who have been caught smoking in their official school records. A write up in one’s school record can adversely affect that student’s chances in the job market later in life, especially when they are applying for their first jobs after graduating. Some schools even kick out repeated offenders.

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