Schoolchildren as young as 11 have been smuggling brightly-coloured electronic shisha pens into classrooms in pencil cases.
These five pens were seized at from schoolchildren in Southwark and passed onto anti-fraud officers at HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for inspection.Cue the hysteria!
Head teacher’s union NAHT this week called for parents to be banned from taking e-cigarettes onto school premises.
They have warned the promotion of flavoured e-cigarettes may be particularly appealing to children.Well, of course they have...
Sally Bates, chair of the NAHT policy committee, said: “The long-term effects of inhaling it in the form of e-cigarettes is unknown.
“It is particularly concerning that these products can appeal to a younger market with fruit, candy and alcohol flavours available.
“Schools should send a clear message to pupils and parents that the use of any kind of cigarette, electronic or otherwise is not acceptable on school premises.”Schools should shut up and teach the little darlings to read, write and add up.