miércoles, 16 de julio de 2014 – 15 de Julio 2014 – EEUU

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.

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