Smoke Free Schools Act Introduced

Utah Senator Mitt Romney and Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico have teamed up to introduce a bill to prevent use of any tobacco product, including e-cigarettes, in proximity to schools or day care centers. The bill amends a 2001 statue called the Pro-Children Act of 2001, and restrictions are imposed on use of tobacco products in any facility where federally funded children’s services are provided, to include e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).

The legislation has been endorsed by national education and health groups, including the National Parent Teacher Association, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, the School Superintendents Association, the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the American Lung Association.