The law requires all school buildings to be smoke-free. Therefore, the possession or use of tobacco products including smokeless tobacco on school premises at any time is prohibited. This includes, but may not be limited to, school buses and school activities, on or off school property.
First Offense - one or more may apply
In-School Suspension (ISS)
Subsequent Offense - one or more may apply
Law Enforcement Agencies Notified
Special Note: § 18.2-371.2. Prohibiting purchase or possession of tobacco products by minors or sale of tobacco products to minors. - A. No person shall sell to, distribute to, purchase for or knowingly permit the purchase by any person less than eighteen years of age, knowing or having reason to believe that such person is less than eighteen years of age, any tobacco product, including but not limited to cigarettes and cigars. B. No person less than eighteen years of age shall purchase or possess any tobacco product including but not limited to cigarettes and cigars. The provisions of this subsection shall not be applicable to the possession of tobacco products by a person less than eighteen years of age making a delivery of tobacco products in pursuance of his employment.
Students are prohibited from possessing electronic cigarettes on school buses, on school premises and at school-sponsored activities.
The use of electronic cigarettes is prohibited on school buses, on school premises and at school-sponsored activities.