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Green Bay, Pulaski school districts ban e-cigarettes

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - At least some Wisconsin school districts are banning electronic cigarettes.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette says the school system in that city will change its tobacco usage policy in the next few weeks to include a ban on vapor smokes. Principals will also send letters to parents and guardians saying kids should leave those items at home.

Pupil services director Barbara Dorff said the use of electronic vapor cigarettes has become an issue just in recent weeks.

Pulaski High School also wrote parents to remind them that e-cigarettes are not allowed.

Thursday, a Wisconsin Senate committee voted to allow e-cigarettes in public buildings and not include them under the state's public indoor smoking ban that's been in effect since mid-2010.

Observers say there might not be enough time in the waning days of the legislative session to give final approval to e-smokes.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)