Two more SWVa school systems expel tobacco from campuses
Two Southwest Virginia school systems have recently gone tobacco-free.
The Dickenson County School System and the Norton City School System's school boards both recently changed the school policy to prohibit tobacco products on campus -- indoors or outdoors -- said Billie Murray, project manager for an American Lung Association grant that is helping schools in the region revisit their tobacco use policies.
An $80,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control will help buy signs and other promotional materials for the schools that participate, Murray said. She said both school systems previously had a policy that is similar to many across the state -- a zero-tobacco-use policy indoors.