New Law in Texas Targets Vaping in Public Schools

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New Law in Texas Targets Vaping in Public Schools
Texas public schools will implement stricter disciplinary measures to combat the rise of e-cigarette usage among students.

According to a report from KSAT on August 10th, Texas has passed House Bill 114, aimed at addressing the issue of e-cigarette use in public schools. The bill will officially take effect on September 1st and will impose stricter disciplinary measures on students caught using e-cigarettes on campus.


The Police Chief of Northside Independent School District (NISD) in Texas, Charlie Carnes, stated that...


E-cigarettes, nicotine substances, and THC are experiencing a staggering growth rate.


Keynes pointed out that in the past two years, the number of e-cigarette cases on campuses in the northern independent school districts has sharply increased, with such incidents rising from about 40 cases per month to over 200 cases per month.


In the previous semester, there were a staggering 300 cases reported in the district in May alone. Requests have also been made for the case data of the other two largest districts in the local area.


During the past academic year, North East Independent School District (NEISD) experienced a total of 1,299 cases related to THC (cannabis component) and 633 cases related to nicotine.


The bill mandates that students, under specific conditions, including engaging in certain behaviors within a 300-foot radius of the school campus, must be removed from the classroom and placed in a Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP).


The bill encompasses any activities, whether on or off school grounds, organized or associated with the school, including the apprehension of students involved in the sale or consumption of these substances.



The state of Texas has recently implemented a new legislation aimed at curbing the use of electronic cigarettes or vapes within public schools. This law intends to tackle the growing concern surrounding vaping among students, as it poses potential health risks and disrupts the educational environment. The move signifies a significant step taken by the state to address this issue and ensure the well-being of students.


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