Oklahoma Lawmaker Files Bill To Ban Vaping In Schools

Dec 12, 2018

One Oklahoma Senator wants to ban vaping in schools.

Senator J.J. Dossett has filed a bill to ban vaping products in schools, including non-combustible devices and cartridges, regardless of if they contain nicotine.

The bill would extend the ban under the state’s Tobacco-Free Schools Act, which also bans tobacco products for public and private school buildings and vehicles.

Whitney Dinger, spokesperson for the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, says the state has been on trend with the increasing national vaping rates.

In 2017, 16.4 percent of Oklahoma high school students used e-cigarettes, compared to the national rate of 13.2 percent.