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Kansas board of education urges schools to ban vaping, even for visitors

(AP) The Kansas State Board of Education is encouraging the state’s local public school districts to prohibit vaping and to include staff and any visitors at school activities in the ban along with students. The Kansas City Star reports that the board unanimously approved a policy Tuesday calling for prohibiting students and staff from using, possessing or promoting vape pens and other tobacco products on school property, in school vehicles or at activities. Parents, volunteers, contractors and vendors also would be banned from using tobacco products and e-cigarettes. Vaping has been linked to nearly 50 deaths across the nation, including two in Kansas.

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