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1600PROHIBITION AGAINST SMOKING

PROHIBITION AGAINST SMOKING

 

The Meriden Board of Education prohibits smoking, including smoking using an electronic nicotine delivery system (e.g. e-cigarettes) or vapor product, within any indoor facility owned, leased or contracted for, and utilized, by the Board, for the provision of routine or regular kindergarten, elementary, or secondary education or library services to children.  For purposes of this policy, the term “electronic nicotine delivery system” shall mean an electronic device that may be used to simulate smoking in the delivery of nicotine or other substance to a person inhaling from the device and includes, but is not limited to, an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe or electronic hookah and any related device and any cartridge or other component of such device, and the term “vapor product” shall mean any product that employs a heating element, power source, electronic circuit or other electronic, chemical or mechanical means, regardless of shape or size, to produce a vapor that may or may not contain nicotine, that is inhaled by the user of such product.



Legal References:

 

Pro-Children Act of 2001, Pub. L. 107-110, 115 Stat. 1174, 20 U.S.C. § 7183

 

Public Act 14-76, “An Act Concerning The Governor’s Recommendations Regarding Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems And Youth Smoking Prevention”

 

Public Act 15-206, “An Act Regulating Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems and Vapor Products”

 

ADOPTED:   November 17, 2015

Approved 11/17/2015
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