KINGSPORT — There’ll be no more blowing smoke at Dobyns-Bennett High School football games, even if it is water vapor from an electronic cigarette.
Kingsport City Schools no smoking and tobacco policy now bans the public use of electronic cigarettes or any smoking device in athletic stadiums.
The Board of Education in regular session Thursday night voted 5-0 to adopt a series of policy changes including an amendment of its tobacco policy in the “adults” section. As amended and approved by the board, the policy says: “ADULTS — including staff, those involved in adult programs or other activities, and spectators — are not permitted to use tobacco in the buildings of the system, or on school buses, either during or after school hours. The use of tobacco products by KCS employees while supervising students is prohibited.”