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            The Meriden Board of Education (“Board”) prohibits smoking, including smoking using an electronic nicotine delivery system (e.g., e-cigarettes) or vapor product, within any of its schools, including any indoor facility owned or 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, or on the grounds of such school, or at any school-sponsored activity.  For purposes of this policy, the term “electronic nicotine delivery system” shall mean an electronic device used in the delivery of nicotine or other substances 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, including, but not limited to, electronic cigarette liquid.  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 include nicotine and is inhaled by the user of such product.  The term “school-sponsored activity” shall mean any activity sponsored, recognized or authorized by the Board and includes activities conducted on or off school property.

Legal References:


            Public Act 19-13

            Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10-233a(h)

            Conn. Gen. Stat. § 19a-342

            Conn. Gen. Stat. § 19a-342a

            Conn. Gen. Stat. § 53-344b

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


ADOPTED:   November 17, 2015

Amended:   September 1, 2020

Approved 9/1/2020
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