Westchester County school district to install vape detectors

Andrew Weber
September 17, 2019 - 1:34 pm



NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A Westchester County school district is planning to install special detectors that can spot e-cigarette smoke.

Officials in White Plains say detectors will be installed in undisclosed locations around schools in the district.

The detectors identify chemicals in the vapor produced by e-cigarettes.

A positive identification will trigger a silent alarm and alert administrators.

The New York Health Department recently released statistics that found 40 percent of seniors an 27 percent of students use e-cigarettes.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is currently attempting to push a statewide ban on flavored e-cigarettes.

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