You can no longer smoke on school property or at any school function in Virginia. A law banning tobacco on school property for every school district in the state went into effect July 1. The new law also outlaws tobacco in every school-related setting, including school activities off campus. Virginia is one of just 19 states to have a full school tobacco ban. The new policies also cover e-cigarette use. About 12% of high school students in the state use e-cigarettes, according to state data, a rate nearly twice as high as the number smoking traditional cigarettes.