RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Governor Ralph Northam ceremonially signed a bill making all public schools in Virginia tobacco-free.
The signing took place Tuesday morning at JR Tucker High School.
In February, Northam signed legislation banning e-cigarettes and vapes on all public school property, including on buses and at school sponsored events.
Senator David Marsden (D-Fairfax) co-sponsored Senate Bill 1295. He says it’s a move in the right direction.
"In the long run, this stuff has terrible, terrible repercussions for your health and your life and your family, so this is just a great step in moving us forward,” Marsden said.
The law takes effect July 1.
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