Tobacco Free Environments —Vaping
Tobacco Free Environments —Vaping
State law, regulation, or district policy addresses vaping or electronic cigarette use.
24/7 Tobacco-Free Schools Act Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ addresses vaping or electronic cigarette use.
Developing a 24/7 Tobacco-Free School Policy
Document addresses vaping or electronic cigarette use.
Oklahoma Statutes 21-1247. Smoking in Certain Public Places Prohibited — Punishment
D. All educational facilities or portions thereof as defined in the Smoking in Public Places and Indoor Workplaces Act and all educational facilities as defined in the 24/7 Tobacco-free Schools Act shall be designated as nonsmoking as provided for in Section 1-1523 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes. All campuses, buildings and grounds, or portions thereof, owned or operated by an institution within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education may be designated as tobacco and marijuana free, including smoking or smokeless tobacco or smokable or vaporable marijuana, by the institution upon adoption of a policy stating the restrictions for the institution and an intent to enforce the penalty for violations as set forth in subsection M of this section.
Oklahoma Statutes 63-1-1523. Prohibition Against Smoking—Exemptions
B. 4. Smoking tobacco or marijuana or vaping marijuana shall be prohibited in an educational facility as defined in the 24/7 Tobacco-free Schools Act and as provided for in Section 1210.213 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes. C. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit educational facilities from having more restrictive policies regarding tobacco or marijuana smoking or marijuana vaping and the use of other marijuana or tobacco products in the buildings or on the grounds of the facility.
Oklahoma Statutes 70-1210.212. Definitions
As used in the 24/7 Tobacco-free Schools Act:
- “Chewing tobacco” means any Cavendish, twist, plug, scrap, and any other kinds and forms of tobacco suitable for chewing;
- “Educational facility” shall mean any property, building, permanent structure, facility, auditorium, stadium, arena or recreational facility owned, leased or under the control of a public school district or private school located in the state. For purposes of this act, a public school district shall not include a technology center school district;
- “School vehicle” means any transportation equipment or auxiliary transportation equipment as defined in Section 9-104 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes;
- “Smoking tobacco” shall mean any granulated, plug cut, crimp cut, ready rubbed, and any other kinds and forms of tobacco suitable for smoking in a pipe or cigarette;
- “Tobacco product” shall mean any bidis, cigars, cheroots, stogies, smoking tobacco and chewing tobacco, however prepared. Tobacco products shall include any other articles or products made of tobacco or any substitute thereof; and
- “Vapor product” shall mean noncombustible products, that may or may not contain nicotine, that employ a mechanical heating element, battery, electronic circuit or other mechanism, regardless of shape or size, that can be used to produce a vapor in a solution or other form. “Vapor products” shall include any vapor cartridge or other container with or without nicotine or other form that is intended to be used with an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe or similar product or device and any vapor cartridge or other container of a solution, that may or may not contain nicotine, that is intended to be used with or in an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo or electronic device. “Vapor products” do not include any products regulated by the United States Food and Drug Administration under Chapter V of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
Oklahoma Statutes 70-1210.213. Prohibited uses.
A. The use of a tobacco product or vapor product shall be prohibited in or on an educational facility that offers an early childhood education program or in which children in grades kindergarten through twelve are educated. The use of a tobacco product or vapor product shall also be prohibited in school vehicles, and at any school-sponsored or school-sanctioned event or activity. B. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit a public school district or private school from having more restrictive policies regarding tobacco products and vapor products in or on an educational facility, in school vehicles and at any school-sponsored or school-sanctioned event or activity.
Program of Excellence Safe and Healthy Schools
Rubric requires that schools implement a 24/7 Tobacco Free Campus Policy that includes the explicit ban of vapor cigarettes/products.