N.Y. bans e-cigs on school property – New York News


ALBANY | Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed into law a ban on the use of electronic cigarettes on school grounds — a policy that’s already in place in Corning-Painted Post schools.

“Nicotine use in any form has shown to be damaging to teens and this measure will close a dangerous loophole that allows e-cigarettes to be used in New York schools,” Cuomo said in a press release. “This measure will further this administration’s efforts to combat teen smoking in all its forms and help create a stronger, healthier New York for all.”

School grounds includes any building, structure and surrounding outdoor grounds contained within a public or private pre-school, nursery school, elementary, or secondary school’s property, and any vehicles used to transport children or school personnel, state officials said.

Corning-Painted Post School District spokesman Bill Cameron said the district already has a ban on e-cigarettes in place.

The C-PP policy, which closely mirrors the new state law, states:

“Because of health hazards associated with smoking, and in accordance with federal and state law, the Board of Education prohibits smoking and/or possessing a lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, all other tobacco use, including the use of electronic cigarettes or (“e-cigarettes” or “e-cig”) or similar devices including but not limited to e-hookahs, hookah pens and vape pens; or using chewing or smokeless tobacco, including dip, chew, and/or snuff, in any form, and all other tobacco use in all school buildings, on school grounds, and in any vehicle used to transport children or…

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