Iowa's House Education Committee has unanimously approved a bill banning the use of all nicotine products on school property.

State law already allows school boards to suspend or expel a student for the use or possession of tobacco, alcohol or controlled substances on school grounds.

The bill, approved Thursday, expands those rules to include all nicotine products except those to help people quit smoking cigarettes. Under the bill, school boards may also remove other people that violate the law and ban them from school grounds.

The bill now goes before the full house.

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