8News Daily Poll: Should more schools consider adopting a tobacco-free policy?

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Richmond, Va. (WRIC) — The Petersburg School Board is considering a policy that would ban all tobacco products on school grounds.

The proposed policy would include students, staff members and visitors at any school, grounds, vehicles or at school-sponsored events.

The ban would be 24/7 on all products, including traditional tobacco products like cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco, electronic cigarettes and nicotine vapor products.

The school board is set to vote on the proposed policy change during its meeting on December 7.

So, now, we ask you. Do you think more schools should follow Petersburg and adopt a tobacco-free policy?

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