This webinar was provided by the Law and Policy Coordinating Center (American Lung Association in California / Public Health Law Center). For more information on the LPCC, visit www.publichealthlawcenter.org/caltobacco.
In dealing with the vaping epidemic among California youth, schools are on the front line of a new threat to public health: dangerous tobacco product pollution. E-cigarettes present numerous environmental hazards when discarded, as they are composed of plastic, electronic waste such as lithium-ion batteries, and liquid poisons. Schools are finding discarded cartridges and devices on their grounds and parking lots, and are confiscating these items as a part of their tobacco-free policies. How can schools start to deal with these toxic products?