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Some Idaho schools to begin testing for nicotine

BURLEY, Idaho. - The Cassia County School Board says its schools will begin testing some student athletes for nicotine in an effort to measure tobacco use.

The Times-News reports that the board said half the athletes undergoing district-mandated random alcohol and drug testing will also be screened for nicotine. Those results will be reviewed as the district decides whether to implement a tobacco-testing policy among all athletes.

Cassia County School District Attorney says no other district in the state has a nicotine testing policy.

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