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LEX 18 The Things That Count: Tobacco And E-Cig School Bill Proposed

Posted at 7:47 PM, Feb 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-11 19:48:44-05

JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– Kentucky lawmakers are considering a bill that would create a state-wide uniform ban on all forms of tobacco and e-cigarette use on school campuses.

The Jessamine County School District already has campus-wide bans on smoking already in place.

“In 2014 we decided we needed to come back and revisit the topic, because we were seeing that transition to e-cigarettes. so we wanted to make sure that there was clarity in our policies. So we went smoke-free and nicotine-free at that point,” said Jessamine County Schools Superintendent Matt Moore.

Representative Kim Moser is sponsoring House Bill 11, the “Tobacco Free Schools Bill.”

LEX 18’s Angie Beavin takes a look at what’s being proposed in this LEX 18 “The Things That Count.”