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Subdivision 1.Title.

This section may be referred to as the "Vaping Awareness and Prevention Act."

Subd. 2.Definitions.

(a) For purposes of this section, the words defined in this subdivision have the meanings given them.

(b) "Electronic delivery device" has the meaning given in section 609.685, subdivision 1.

(c) "Heated tobacco product" means a tobacco product that produces aerosols containing nicotine and other chemicals which are inhaled by users through the mouth.

(d) "Public school" means a school district or a charter school.

(e) "Vaping" means using an activated electronic delivery device or heated tobacco product.

Subd. 3.School instruction requirements.

(a) A public school must provide vaping prevention instruction at least once to students in grades 6 through 8. A public school may use instructional materials based on the Department of Health's e-cigarette toolkit or may use other smoking prevention instructional materials with a focus on vaping and the use of electronic delivery devices and heated tobacco products. The instruction may be provided as a part of a public school's locally developed health standards.

(b) A public school is strongly encouraged to provide evidence-based vaping prevention instruction to students in grades 9 through 12.

(c) A public school is encouraged to use a peer-to-peer education program to provide vaping prevention instruction.

Subd. 4.Student survey.

The commissioner of education must include questions regarding tobacco use and vaping in the Minnesota student survey.

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