Nebraska high school tests for nicotine

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Testing students who participate in extracurricular activities.

FAIRBURY, Neb. (CNN) — A Nebraska high school wants to combat the vaping epidemic by testing students for nicotine.

Fairbury High School, about an hour southwest of Lincoln, is implementing the rule for students who participate in extracurricular activities like sports and academic clubs.

The district superintendent, Stephen Grizzle, says 20 to 25 students will be randomly selected for the testing about nine times each school year.

According to the CDC, more than 3.6 million middle and high school students used an e-cigarette product in 2018.

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