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Governor signs law banning all tobacco products at school

by Alexandra Zernik
Capital News Service

School boards must ban any tobacco or other forms of nicotine products from all school property and school-sponsored events under legislation signed into law recently by Gov. Ralph Northam.

Northam signed HB 2384 and SB 1295, which expands existing law to include:

  • A wider variety of nicotine products, such as vapes and e-cigarettes in addition to tobacco.

  • A broader range of school property, such as school buses and school-sponsored events off campus.

The new law, which takes effect July 1, will require all local school boards to develop and implement comprehensive tobacco-free policies.

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posted 03.13.2019

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