School districts act to ban e-cigarettes on campus

Thursday, July 3, 2014

A growing number of school districts are updating their tobacco policies to include a ban on e-cigarettes. The vapor products, which some say are safer to use than tobacco cigarettes, are not currently regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Bronson Frick, associate director at Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, said the districts' actions are part of a trend as institutions such as hospitals and businesses also ban the vapor products.

Frick said there's a misconception about the safety of the e-cigarettes. He said the vapor products are still producing deadly chemicals.

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