Tobacco Free Environments —Vaping
Tobacco Free Environments —Vaping
State law, regulation, or district policy addresses vaping or electronic cigarette use.
General Laws of Massachusetts 270.6 Cigarettes — Furnishing to Minor
(a) As used in this section and sections 6A and 7, the following words shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly requires otherwise: “Tobacco product”, a product containing, made or derived from tobacco or nicotine that is intended for human consumption, whether smoked, chewed, absorbed, dissolved, inhaled, snorted, sniffed or ingested by any other means including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, little cigars, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco, snuff, electronic cigarettes, electronic cigars, electronic pipes, electronic nicotine delivery systems or any other similar products that rely on vaporization or aerosolization; provided, however, that “tobacco product” shall also include any component, part or accessory of a tobacco product; and provided further, that “tobacco product”’ shall not include a product that has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for the sale or use as a tobacco cessation product and is marketed and sold exclusively for the approved purpose.
General Laws of Massachusetts 71.2A Student use of tobacco products
No person shall use a tobacco product, as defined in section 6 of chapter 270, within the school buildings or facilities or on the grounds or school buses of a public or private primary or secondary school or at a school-sponsored event. Each school committee or board of trustees shall establish a policy regarding violations of this section. The policy may include, but shall not be limited to, mandatory education classes on the hazards of using tobacco products.
General Laws of Massachusetts 71.37H Policies relative to conduct of teachers or students; student handbooks
The superintendent of every school district shall publish the district’s policies pertaining to the conduct of teachers and students. Said policies shall prohibit the use of any tobacco products within the school buildings, the school facilities or on the school grounds or on school buses by any individual, including school personnel. Said policies shall further restrict operators of school buses and personal motor vehicles, including students, faculty, staff and visitors, from idling such vehicles on school grounds, consistent with section 16B of chapter 90 and regulations adopted pursuant thereto and by the department. The policies shall also prohibit bullying as defined in section 37O and shall include the student-related sections of the bullying prevention and intervention plan required by said section 37O. Copies of these policies shall be provided to any person upon request and without cost by the principal of every school within the district.
General Laws of Massachusetts 74.58 Use of Tobacco Products Prohibited Within School Buildings
No person shall use a tobacco product, as defined in section 6 of chapter 270, within the school buildings or facilities or on the grounds or school buses of a public or private vocational school or at a vocational school-sponsored event. Each school committee or board of trustees shall establish a policy regarding violations of this section. The policy may include, but shall not be limited to, mandatory education classes on the hazards of using tobacco products.