Northern Suburbs News
Connecticut high school bans e-cigarettes
WOODBRIDGE (WABC) -- A high school in Connecticut wants to nix nicotine altogether, banning electronic cigarettes after some students were supposedly found using them in class.
The Amity Regional High School, in Woodbridge, sent out a letter to parents saying that all smoking is prohibited, including e-cigarettes.
The battery-powered devices allow the user to ingest nicotine through water vapors.
The school district says right now, the e-cigarettes are perfectly legal for all ages, but there is legislation being developed to prevent anyone under 18 from using them.
On top of that, though, the school district says the devices are unsafe.
Some students agree with the policy, because of some of the things they are hearing.
"I think they shouldn't have it, because there are always ways to get drugs into them," one student said. "I think if you ban it all completely, it would help out a lot."
connecticut, smoking, northern suburbs news
- Bayside home invasion leaves 2 elderly residents hurt 13 min ago
- AccuWeather: Gusty Wind 56 min ago
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- DISH Network signs on for WATCH ABC app
- Camilla Parker Bowles' brother Mark Shand dies 22 min ago
- 'Bachelorette' Contestant dies in paragliding accident
- 2-year-old boy survives 3-story window fall
- 3 suspects arrested, cop shot at NJ shopping center
- Photos: Garfield police shooting scene in photos
- Abandoned dog rescued and saved by SPCA in Bronxville
- Long Island school bus driver accused of selling heroin
- Cubs celebrate 100th birthday of Wrigley Field
- Attempted luring incident reported in West Nyack
- FBI investigates hoax that sent SWAT teams to house 24 min ago
- AccuWeather: Gusty Wind
56 min ago
Eyewitness News Links
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos