Old School No Smoking Sign Originally uploaded by Kodamakitty

Since 2004, all Manitoba schools have been smoke-free, but smoking was allowed outside of the school buildings.

Things will soon change… This year all Manitoba school divisions will be implementing a ban on smoking. No smoking will be permitted on school property including outside the building. This however does not stop student walking a few feet to the sidewalk where it is no longer school property.

The move is to promote “healthier choices”. They probably will never stop students from smoking with this ban, but they will be able to promote the exercise that the students get walking to the sidewalk across the street for a smoke.

The province has also passed a new legislation that requires gym classes for all students and banning the sale of foods containing high levels trans-fat.

I’m still anxiously awaiting a law to come out that gives everyone with office jobs a FREE gym membership!