Smoking in schools


Spurred on by a group of students, the Harford County public school system this week became the first in Maryland to prohibit tobacco use in its buildings and vehicles. The ban, which affects school employees, takes effect July 1 with tobacco use to be allowed only in outside designated areas. Students already are barred from smoking on public school property statewide, and the state Board of Education is considering a bylaw to prohibit smoking in all public school buildings.

The Evening Sun would like to know what you think. Should everyone be prohibited from smoking inside school buildings? Should employees be allowed to smoke in outside designated areas? Should smoking be banned everywhere on school property?

To register your opinion, call SUNDIAL at 783-1800 (or 268-7736 in Anne Arundel County) today through midnight.

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