Senate Bill 33 unanimously passed out of the House Common Education Committee today.
The measure adds to the Tobacco-free Schools Act to prohibit the use of vaping products on Oklahoma school grounds, even if they don’t have nicotine in them.
Republican representative Mark Vancuren co-authored the bill. He says the discipline policies around the vaping ban would be up to each school district.
In December, the surgeon general of the United States called vaping among youths an “Epidemic.”
Last year, one in five high school students and one in 20 middle school students used e-cigarrettes.
The bill now moves to the Full House.