SB97 - E-Cigarettes added to Texas Tobacco Laws
Changes will take effect October 1, 2015 for the 2015-2016 school year to treat e-cigarettes in a similar manner as cigarettes as it relates to distribution, use by minors, and prevention of use by minors for tobacco-free schools. It also creates requirements relating to the packaging of e-cigarette nicotine containers and the delivery sale of e-cigarettes.
E-CIGARETTES AND TOBACCO PRODUCTS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY
- The board of trustees of a school district shall:
- (1) prohibit smoking or using e-cigarettes or tobacco products at a school-related or school-sanctioned activity on or off school property;
- (2) prohibit students from possessing e-cigarettes or tobacco products at a school-related or school-sanctioned activity on or off school property;
- (3) and ensure that school personnel enforce the policies on school property.