Snyder announces new law bans vaping devices on school grounds

Education resources available from her office on dangers of e-cigarettes, vaping

CARMICHAELS, March 2 – In light of a recent change to state law related to vaping and school districts, state Rep. Pam Snyder is reminding residents about information and resources available in her offices on the dangers of vaping, including devices like e-cigarettes.

Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the recent change means law enforcement can issue a citation to anyone who possesses or uses tobacco or any type of vaping product inside a school building, on school grounds, or in a school-owned vehicle.

“We know that the use of these products poses some significant concerns, especially among our middle and high school students,” Snyder said. “While research continues into the overall health impacts of vaping, what we know right now is that it has serious and dangerous health consequences. I applaud this change to state law, but I also want to ensure parents, teachers and youngsters in our community are aware, and that they also know where to go to get additional information on vaping.”

To that end, Snyder’s office has created a brochure, titled “Vaping and E-Cigarette Information: What You Should Know,” which includes resources for youngsters and adults, pictures of and information about vaping and e-cigarette devices, and a list of health dangers associated with vaping.

To get a copy or for more information, residents may contact Snyder’s Carmichaels office at 724-966-8953 or her Waynesburg office at 724-627-8683.