No e-cigarettes at OPRF

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By Terry Dean

Staff reporter

The Chicago City Council last week voted to regulate how e-cigarettes are used, bought and sold in the city. The new rules include banning e-cigarettes wherever smoking is prohibited and moving them behind store counters. Sales to minors are also prohibited. Some school districts, however, already treat e-cigarettes like regular cigarettes. For instance, at Oak Park and River Forest High School, e-cigarettes fall under the same disciplinary policies as regular cigarettes, say school officials. A first offense for use garners a one-day, in-school suspension (ISS). But that suspension is held in abeyance if a student completes the school's smoking cessation program. The Illinois School Code is also being revised to address the use of e-cigarettes in schools. 

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Joe Camel from Oak Park  

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 3:53 PM

Ahhhh, to only relive the glory days of high schools of years past, that had a smoking patio for students.....

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