Vaping in school is illegal, and if you get caught, there are consequences. There are also potential legal consequences if your vaping causes a fire or injury to others.
If you’re caught vaping at school, your principal or other school official will be required to notify your parents. They may also confiscate your vape device and the contents of your backpack.
The school can expel you for using a vape pen on campus. But if your parents believe that expulsion is excessive punishment, they can request that the school consider lesser discipline such as detention or suspension instead of expulsion.
In some states, including California, Florida and Minnesota, it’s illegal for anyone under 18 years old to buy tobacco products like cigarettes or cigars — even if they’re buying them for someone else who is over 18 years old. In these states, it’s also illegal for anyone under 18 years old to possess tobacco products in public places like parks or shopping malls. If you’re caught breaking this law by possessing a vape pen at school, you could face fines or community service as punishment for violating state tobacco laws
Vaping can produce secondhand aerosol particles and exhaled vapour that may be irritating or harmful to other people nearby.
Last modified: August 14, 2022