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WAUSAU (WAOW) - More school districts throughout the state are starting to ban e-cigarettes on high school campuses.

A Wausau School District official tells Newsline 9 e-cigarettes are prohibited under their policy. They are battery powered and use liquid nicotine instead of tobacco.

School administrators say e-cigarettes are harmful.

"It's not that we had forethought necessarily that e-cigarettes were on its way, but we were vague enough in our policy so new products that may come along fit the mold," said Jeff Lindell, the director of pupil services for the Wausau School District.

Some people agree.

"When I went to school, smoking lead to other things more into drugs and all that and I think if you stay away from that it's the temptation of doing other stuff," said Dale Drake of Wausau.

Others say if you're of age, it shouldn't be a problem.

"If it's only water vapor I don't see why it would be a problem there, same as smoking a cigarette," said Greg Novosad of Bevent.

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