The Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board's smoking policy is now in compliance with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act.

During Tuesday's school board meeting, trustees voted in favour of including cannabis and e-cigarettes, or vaping, into their "Smoke Free Schools and Sites" policy.

It means students and the public can't use or be in possession of those products inside a school or within 20 metres of a school property.

The policy already included cigarettes.

Board Chair Fulvio Valentinis tells CTV Windsor the amended policy goes into effect immediately.

He admits enforcing the policy will be challenge, but they will work with the health unit.

“Tobacco enforcement officers are now able to come into the schools either called by administration, the principal or on their own,” says Valentinis. “They can come in and conduct an investigation or observation.”

In January, the Greater Essex County District School Board received a research project that found one in five teenagers in local high schools are vaping.

Health officials say while vaping is less harmful than smoking, it is still bad for your health and highly addictive.

Chatham-Kent Public Health also issued fines to seven students in January who were found to be using vapour products on school properties.