|June 20, 2018 CUSD BOT Meeting Agenda Item #50 SECOND READING – BOARD POLICY 5143.1, TOBACCO, SMOKING, VAPING|
Board Agenda page 1062
Board Audio 4:28:02
Presented by Dr Susan Holiday, Associate Superintendent , Education Services
This Board policy is being amended to cover Vaping.
Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, e-vaporizers, or electronic nicotine delivery systems, are battery-operated devices that people use to inhale an aerosol, which typically contains nicotine, flavoring and other chemicals. They can resemble traditional tobacco cigarettes (cig-alikes), cigars, or pipes, or even everyday items like pens or USB memory sticks. Other devices, such as those with fillable tanks, may look different. Regardless of their design and appearance, these devices generally operate in a similar manner and are made of similar components. More than 460 different e-cigarette brands are currently on the market.
E-cigarettes are popular among teens and are now the most commonly used form of tobacco among youth in the United States. They are easily available, have alluring advertisements, various e-liquid flavors, and the belief that they are safer than cigarettes have helped make them appealing to this age group. E-cigarette use exposes the lungs to a variety of chemicals, including those added to e-liquids, and other chemicals produced during the heating/vaporizing process. A study conducted on various e-cigarette products found the vapor contained known carcinogens and toxic chemicals as well as potentially toxic metal nanoparticles from the device itself
Motion to Approve the Board Policy as written by Trustee Jim Reardon
Second by Trustee Judy Bullockus
Passes 4-0-3 (Trustees Pritchard, Jones and Holloway Absent)
The Item was passed without discussion.
June 20, 2018 CUSD BOT Meeting Agenda Item #50 SECOND READING – BOARD POLICY 5143.1, TOBACCO, SMOKING, VAPING
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