TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Kansas State Board of Education said vaping should be banned at all schools and events.

The board voted unanimously Tuesday to treat e-cigarettes like any other tobacco product in Kansas schools.

Schools in Kansas will be encouraged to change policies to make theirs like the state policy.

Schools could lose their accreditation if they don’t ban vaping on school property, which could lead to a loss in funding for the district.

“We’re often asked why are you so focused on vaping, and why are you not focused on just smoking cessation,” said Ali Seeling, a nurse and member of the state vaping task force.

“We’ve been focused on that for years, but we’ve never seen numbers like this before,” she

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