October 15, 2019

School districts deploy vaping sensors in e-cig crackdown

School districts in at least three states – Ohio, Illinois and New Jersey –have installed sensors to detect smoke from e-cigarettes. North Carolina could be next, as the state’s attorney general weighs the option of securing state funds to implement the technology, WCNC reports.

The sensors cost about $1,000 each and are made to detect the chemicals in smoke from e-cigarettes. If the sensors pick up the chemicals, they send a text message to designated school personnel.

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