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Wake County Votes To Snuff Out Tobacco Use In Schools

Posted June 4, 2003 11:50 a.m. EDT

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Wake County School

Board voted Tuesday to ban the use of tobacco by students.

The measure, which passed by a 6-2 vote, prohibits the use of tobacco products in any school building, any school vehicle and even outside on school campuses.

Faculty members who want to smoke will have to go to a designated area, far away from the main entrance.

The new rules also apply to afterschool activities and athletic events.

Tobacco products include cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco and snuff. Tobacco use includes smoking, chewing, and dipping.