Kansas Board Urges Schools To Ban Vaping, Even For Visitors

December 10, 2019 - 10:32 pm

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The Kansas State Board of Education is encouraging the state's local public school districts to prohibit vaping and to include staff and any visitors at school activities in the ban along with students.

The board unanimously approved a policy Tuesday calling for prohibiting students and staff from using, possessing or promoting vape pens and other tobacco products on school property, in school vehicles or at activities.

Parents, volunteers, contractors and vendors also would be banned from using tobacco products and e-cigarettes.  

Vaping has been linked to nearly 50 deaths across the nation, including two in Kansas.

USD 259 says they have a policy in place that bans both vape pens and tobacco products.

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