Electronic cigarettes to be banned on Hampton school land
Electronic cigarettes soon will be included in the list of tobacco products prohibited on Hampton Township School District property, with proposed revisions to the district's tobacco-use policy.
On Oct. 14, the Hampton Township School District's board approved the first reading of the revised tobacco-use policy, which is being updated to include the prohibition of electronic cigarettes.
The second and final reading before the board adopts the revised policy is scheduled for November.
Superintendent John Hoover said that with some studies showing the presence of toxins in electronic cigarettes' vapor, district officials wanted to add them to the list of items students are prohibited from possessing, consuming, displaying or selling in a school building or on district property.
District officials plan to revise three additional policies to bring before the school board for approval in November to also prohibit electronic cigarettes on school property for administrative, professional and classified employees.
Bethany Hofstetter is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-772-6364 or email@example.com.
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