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Wisconsin school district bans electronic cigarettes

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GREEN BAY (WKOW) -- Some Green Bay area school districts are banning electronic cigarettes or sending reminders to parents that the cigarettes are prohibited.

Press-Gazette Media reports the Green Bay School District will change its tobacco-use policy in coming weeks to specify e-cigarettes are banned. School principals will also send letters to parents and guardians.

Barbara Dorff, executive director of pupil services for the district, says use of the devices has become an issue in recent months.

Pulaski High School recently sent a letter to parents reminding them the use of e-cigarettes at school is not allowed.

E-cigarettes are battery-powered heating devices that deliver nicotine vapor to users. They use liquid nicotine instead of tobacco, but school administrators claim they are harmful and express worry that using the devices could lead to the use of other substances.

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