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DOE to ban e-cigarettes on all campuses

By June Watanabe

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 15, 2014

~~<p><strong>Question:</strong> Could you clarify the state Department of Education's policy on smoking on public school campuses? I was at Aliiolani Elementary School attending a craft fair and noticed a few people smoking electronic cigarettes on campus. When I asked the special-duty officer on site about it, he said, &quot;It's OK, as long as it does not contain nicotine.&quot; When I said that I thought that all types of cigarettes were banned on campus, he said, &quot;I really don't know what the rules are.&quot;</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>Smoking &quot;regular&quot; cigarettes is prohibited on all public school campuses and in all buildings and facilities assigned to the Department of Education, no matter whether school is in session or not.</p>
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Question: Could you clarify the state Department of Education's policy on smoking on public school campuses? I was at Aliiolani Elementary School attending a craft fair and noticed a few people smoking electronic cigarettes on campus. When I asked the special-duty officer on site about it, he said, "It's OK, as long as it does not contain nicotine." When I said that I thought that all types of cigarettes were banned on campus, he said, "I really don't know what the rules are."

Answer: Smoking "regular" cigarettes is prohibited on all public school campuses and in all buildings and facilities assigned to the Department of Education, no matter whether school is in session or not. Login for more...



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