A New Law In Northern Kentucky Forbids Smoking&E-Cigarettes on Public School Campuses


IT DISCOURAGES THE USE OF ANY
KIND OF TOBACCO PRODUCT ON
CAMPUS.
THE TRADITION OF BASKETBALL IS
BACK TONIGHT IN BOONE COUNTY AS
THE DISTRICT’S BOYS TEAMS TIP
OFF THE SEASON.
BUT SCHOOL LEADERS HOPE ONE
TRADITION IS NOTICEABLY ABSE
SMOKE BREAKS.
BECAUSE SO MANY KIDS ARE USING
E-CIGARETTES, A NEW LAW IN
KENTUCKY CALLS ON ALL PUBLIC
SCHOOL CAMPUSES TO BE ENTIRELY
TOBACCO FREE BY NEXT SUMMER.
SCHOOLS CAN OPT-OUT, BUT NO
DISTRICT IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY
HAS DONE SO.
>> EVERYONE IS TAKING IT LIKE A
JOKE AND EVERYTHING.
TODD: THESE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
SAY SOME OF THEIR CLASSMATES ARE
SO ADDICTED TO E-CIGARETTES THAT
THEY VAPE DURING SPORTING
EVENTS.
JUNIOR ANDREW LIN SAYS HE’S SEEN
BATHROOMS AT BOONE COUNTY HIGH
SCHOOL CRAMMED FULL OF STUDENTS
USING E-CIGARETTES.
>> THE MOST TERRIFYING THING IS
NO ONE KNOWS THE LONG-TERM
EFFECTS.
TODD: SENIOR MADISON GILBERT
SAYS VAPING, WHICH SEEMED TO
EXPLODE IN POPULARITY LAST YEAR,
KNOWS NO AGE LIMIT.
>> I KNOW MANY STUDENTS WHO HAVE
LITTLE BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO
DO IT IN MIDDLE SCHOOL.
TODD: IN BOONE COUNTY, SIGNS ARE
GOING UP TO MAKE SURE STUDENTS
AND PARENTS KNOW TOBACCO USE OF
ANY KIND IS NO LONGER ALLOWED.
>> WE’VE GOT TO CHANGE THAT.
TODD: GILBERT HOPES TEENAGERS
WHO HAVE BEEN SUCKED INTO THE
VAPING EPIDEMIC TAKE THAT
MESSAGE TO HEART.
>> I DON’T THINK ADDICTION HAS
REALLY, LIKE, BEEN IN THEIR
MIND.
BUT THE SECOND THAT THEY DON’T
HAVE IT THEY WANT IT THROUGHOUT
THE DAY, LIKE, AND IT’S SAD.
TODD: NEW TACTICS AIMED AT
KEEPING VAPING DEVICES OUT OF
THE HANDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE SEEM
TO EMERGE DAILY.
A DISTRICT NEAR LOUISVILLE FILED
YESTERDAY WHAT’S BELIEVED TO BE
, THE FIRST FEDERAL LAWSUIT IN
KENTUCKY AGAINST E-CIGARETTE
MAKER JUUL.
THE SUIT CLAIMS JUUL MINED THE
DISTRICT’S MIDDLE A

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