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[Texas] Pro-Con: Should Port Lavaca ban smoking, vaping indoors?

A city ordinance banning smoking and vaping in public buildings has gathered opposition from business owners. The ordinance went into effect in April, but opponents collected signatures of 204 registered voters to bring the issue back to council. The ban
Victoria (TX) Advocate
added Aug 17, 2015 09:26

Rural areas of East Texas have highest smoking rate in Texas

there is a disproportionate burden of tobacco use and tobacco-related illness in rural areas. In rural America, people are more likely to be exposed to secondhand smoke, and less likely to have access to a cessation program. In addition, smokeless tobacco
Tyler (TX) Morning Telegraph
added Aug 3, 2015 02:31

[Texas] VIDEO: 'The View' Crew Defends Elisabeth Hasselbeck Over Sandra Bland Cigarette Question

Hasselbeck pondered whether Bland’s cigarette could have been used a weapon against the arresting officer, prompting many to brand Hasselbeck, known as a conservative voice on “The View,” as racist. Goldberg was quick to dispel that notion, contending th
added Jul 30, 2015 05:42

[Texas] Elisabeth Hasselbeck Gets Burned on Social Media for Sandra Bland Remarks About Cigarettes as Weapons

“I’m sure, someone has, in the history of this land, used a cigarette against a police officer,” Hassleback said about Bland’s controversial traffic stop on “Fox & Friends” “Fox & Friends” co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck weighed in on the Sandra Bland contr
added Jul 30, 2015 05:42

[Texas] LETTER: Smoking gun?

secondhand smoke is unhealthy, but I defy anyone to find a post-mortem report that shows death has occurred due to inhaling secondhand smoke. We are not forced into these situations. Let’s not be so melodramatic.
Waco (TX) Tribune-Herald
added Jul 27, 2015 09:58

[Texas] LETTER: Melodramatic?

In Jack Crane’s recent letter... I don’t know that anyone has ever reported that a death was because of any exposure to smoke. I’m pretty sure it would state death from lung cancer, emphysema, COPD or one of the many other cancers related to smoking. Also
Waco (TX) Tribune-Herald
added Jul 27, 2015 09:53

Texas Trooper Had No Right to Ask Sandra Bland to Put Out Her Cigarette

“You mind putting out your cigarette, please?" Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia asked. “I’m in my car. Why do I have to put out my cigarette?” Bland said. “Well, you can step on out now,” Encinia replied.
added Jul 25, 2015 19:08
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[Texas] Flash fire ignites after worker lights cigarette at construction site

Three workers were injured Wednesday morning when a flash fire sparked when one of them lit a cigarette... the construction workers were in an area heavy with gasoline fumes when one decided to smoke a cigarette.
KPRC-TV (Houston, TX)
added Jul 25, 2015 17:43
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[Texas] VIDEO: Sandra Bland Was Threatened With Taser, Police Video Shows

confrontation between Ms. Bland and the trooper, Brian T. Encinia, escalated after she refused his order to put out a cigarette...Neither the stun gun nor the confrontation over the cigarette was mentioned in Trooper Encinia’s incident report
New York Times
added Jul 25, 2015 11:49

[Texas] Autopsy of Sandra Bland Finds Injuries Consistent With Suicide, Prosecutor Says

When Trooper Encinia asked — but did not order — her to put out her cigarette, she insisted that she had a right to smoke in her own car. Trooper Encinia responded by ordering her out of her car. When she refused, he said he would pull her out, and then
New York Times
added Jul 23, 2015 16:53
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