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E-cigs will be included in new school tobacco policy

The most recent numbers from the Centers for Disease Control show 1.78 million middle and high school students tried e-cigarettes in 2012.

The battery powered devices are largely unregulated and a growing concern for the medical community and school districts.

The Cumberland County School District is in the process of adding e-cigarettes to their tobacco policy.

Administrators have recently drafted the changes and will have the first reading at Thursday's school board meeting.

Cumberland County High School said e-cigarettes have been a growing problem for them this year.

The device heats up a liquid to give off vapor instead of smoke. Some have nicotine, others don't, but it’s difficult for administrators to tell the difference.

"We get phone calls saying we saw this student—on the bus or in the hallway—smoking and when we go to the student and see what they have it turns out to be an e-cigarette," said Principal Jon Hall.

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