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SB97 - E-Cigarettes added to Texas Tobacco Laws

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.

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