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Conn. High School Places Ban on E-Cigarettes

WOODBRIDGE, Conn. (CNN) — A Connecticut high school has banned e-cigarettes after some students were reportedly using the products in class.

“I see kids using them in class. They look like a pen. Some teachers pick up on it, some don’t. Others ask them to put it away,” says Amity High student Corina Zdrowski.

The Amity Regional High School, which serves Woodbridge, Orange, and Bethany, put out this letter to parents about electronic cigarettes.

The letter points out that all smoking is prohibited including e-cigarettes.

“I think smoking is bad for anyone and I don’t think the kids should be doing it,” adds parent Gina Penn.

E-cigarettes are battery powered devices that allow the user to ingest nicotine through water vapors.

The school district says right now, they are perfectly legal for all ages, but there is legislation being developed to prevent anyone under 18 from using them.

On top of that, 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. I think if you ban it all completely, it would help out a lot.”

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