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JICG Tobacco Use and Possession






In order to promote the health, welfare and safety of students, staff and visitors and to promote the cleanliness of the Veazie School Department facilities, the School Committee prohibits smoking and all other use of tobacco products (including electronic cigarettes otherwise known as e-cigarettes or vaporizer cigarettes) in school buildings and other school unit facilities, on school buses, and on school grounds at all times by all persons.

In addition, students are further prohibited from possessing, selling, distributing or dispensing tobacco products in school buildings, facilities and on school grounds and buses during school-sponsored events and at all other times.

Employees and all other persons are also strictly prohibited, under law and School Committee policy, from selling, distributing or in any way dispensing tobacco products to students.

Legal Reference:          22 MRSA §§ 1578(B), 1580(A)(3)

                                    Me. PL 470 (An Act to Reduce Tobacco Use by Minors)

                                    20 USC 6081-6084 (Pro-Children Act of 1994)

Adopted:          04/01/08

Revised:      04/11/16