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Texas Sheriffs Mull Selling E-Cigarettes to Inmates

As a way to allow some inmates to get their nicotine fix and sheriffs to shore up tight budgets, county jails across the country have begun selling electronic cigarettes. Though the trend has largely bypassed Texas, jail officials say that could change a
New York Times
added Jul 20, 2014 09:55
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[Texas] Coalition urges Lubbock council to adopt smoking ban; leaders mixed

For more than just health reasons, the West Texas Smoke-Free Coalition again asked the Lubbock City Council to completely ban smoking at local businesses. This time, the coalition also cited what its proponents called economic benefits.
Lubbock (TX) Avalanche-Journal
added Jul 11, 2014 05:34
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[Texas] City of Abilene considers adding e-cigarettes to smoking ban

Abilene City Council is preparing to set a public hearing at its Thursday meeting for discussion on the controversial issue. Council plans are to set that public hearing for its July 24 meeting.
KTXS (Abilene, TX)
added Jul 7, 2014 21:19
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[Texas] Public use of e-cigarettes a growing topic in Corpus Christi ($$)

Nathan Piatt started smoking cigarettes when he was 10 years old and smoked for 12 years.
Corpus Christi (TX) Caller-Times
added Jul 6, 2014 22:00
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[Texas] Letter: Anti-smoking group clears air

We at the West Texas Smoke Free Coalition were disappointed in the editorial. The A-J editorial board has an opinion that isn’t shared with a majority of the community, and we’d like to respond and clear the air. The board’s bottom line for “leaning aga
Lubbock (TX) Avalanche-Journal
added Jul 3, 2014 04:03
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[Texas] Businesses comply with new smoking ban

On Monday, this city became the 37th in Texas to impose a widespread smoking ban, a seamless transition for some and a blow to business for others. The new regulation, which was approved May 27, is part of the city’s “smoke-free air” initiative that state
Valley Morning Star (Harlingen, TX)
added Jul 2, 2014 13:44
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[Texas] HARLINGEN ORDINANCE TO PROTECT ITS CITIZENS' RIGHT TO BREATHE CLEAN INDOOR AIR BEGINS TODAY

“The ordinance that goes into effect today in the city of Harlingen is a significant step forward in improving the health of the citizens and the community,” said Joel Romo, Smoke-Free Texas Coalition co-chair. “Harlingen will reap the benefits of this d
Valley Town Crier (McAllen, TX)
added Jul 1, 2014 15:32
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[Texas] Local organization ignites smoke-free movement

Members of the West Texas Smoke Free Coalition igniting a smoke-free movement for The Hub City. Currently, the city has an ordinance allowing smoking in restaurants, bars or cocktail lounges in designated areas. Antoine Craft, a bartender at a lo
KJTV FOX 34 (Lubbock, TX)
added Jun 30, 2014 01:16
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[Texas] Mayor: Smoking ban not 'black and white issue' as advocates pressure Lubbock council

A coalition formed to create a smoke-free city asked the council to implement a more comprehensive ordinance... “You can’t argue with the facts; secondhand smoke is a killer,” he said, also noting residents can choose not to go into an establishment that
Lubbock (TX) Avalanche-Journal
added Jun 27, 2014 10:50
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[Texas] EDITORIAL: Our View: Adding a new ordinance makes smoke-free plan less appealing

After an interview with members of the West Texas Smoke-Free Coalition and two long discussions about whether Lubbock should have a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance, our board is leaning against it. Our new “virtual” editorial board also is divided on t
Lubbock (TX) Avalanche-Journal
added Jun 25, 2014 00:21
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