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Ontario Banning Vaping In Schools

Sunday April 28th, 2024, 12:00pm

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The Ontario Government has announced a strengthening of the rules around students caught using or carrying vapes or cigarettes.

Under the new rules, students will be required to surrender these products, and parents will be notified immediately of the situation.

The government also officially announced $30 million in the 2024 Budget to install vape detectors and help equip schools with security cameras, lighting, and other security upgrades.

“Ontario is seeing a growing number of youth in Grades 7 through 12 report using vaping products that contain and emit many toxic substances. These products can affect the respiratory, immune and cardiovascular systems, and nicotine in these products is particularly harmful to youth brain development. Removing vaping products from Ontario schools will help protect our students from these preventable threats,” said Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health.

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