The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority whats to ban smoking on health care facility grounds.
The WRHA already has a policy that prohibits smoking on hospital grounds, but a city bylaw would make it an illegal offence.
I think this is great news, the policy is in place but still gets ignored at many hospitals. Making it a bylaw will definitely give hospital security more power to enforce it.
This news come just after the city announced that it will consider banning smoking from sports fields while in use by children.
Second hand smoke is a dangerous annoyance. I am still looking forward to the day the city implements designated smoking areas.