10/06/2014 11:16 EDT | Updated 12/06/2014 05:59 EST

Winnipeg School Division votes to ban e-cigarettes on school property

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg School Division has voted to ban e-cigarettes from school property in the city.

Trustee Anthony Ramos sponsored the motion. He says even though the products are very new and need more study, they do not belong in the classroom.

The debate started off with some trustees wondering if smoking policies already in place would cover the electronic vapourizers.

There was also a motion to refer the ban to the school division's policy committee, however, it was defeated.

The Manitoba government has said it doesn't mind school divisions and restaurants setting their own policies because it could be used in drawing up future legislation.