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School districts put measures in place to curb vaping

September 09, 2019 07:43 PM

CLIFTON PARK - As kids head back to school, districts are trying to stop students from vaping.

In the Shenendehowa district, monitors will be stationed outside bathrooms typically used by students to vape. They're also implementing air quality detectors.

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Meanwhile, the superintendent at North Colonie says under the district's code of conduct, vapes are considered to be a tobacco product. That means students will be suspended for three days if they're found to be in possession. On the third day, they'll be allowed back into school to attend an educational seminar on the dangers of vaping.

The superintendent says it's hard to keep up, given how fast the products hit the market and became popular.

Federal lawmakers announced plans Thursday to further investigate the popular vape company JUUL for falsely advertising their product as a safe alternative to smoking.

Hear more from the North Colonie superintendent about why strict rules have to be put into place to stop students from vaping, by watching the video of Emily Burkhard's story.

WEB EXTRA: Capital Region superintendents discuss how to stop vaping in schools

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