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[Texas] Smoking rates high in Lubbock, Amarillo region

Statistics provided by the Department of State Health Services show the Lubbock and Amarillo regions may have one of the highest smoking rates in Texas. A report provided by DSHS shows Region 1, which includes Lubbock and Amarillo, had a higher percenta
Lubbock (TX) Avalanche-Journal
added Nov 24, 2015 20:52
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[Texas] Cigarette causes apartment fire, displaces dozens

Flames tore through a South Austin apartment building early Tuesday, displacing dozens of people living there... The fire, which started after a man smoking on a wooden patio improperly discarded his cigarette, started around 12:30 a.m.
KVUE (Austin, TX)
added Nov 24, 2015 20:33

[Texas] City approves ban on smoking in Main Plaza, Travis park, takes effect in 10 days

Without discussion Thursday, the City Council approved a change to the municipal smoking ban that adds a smoking prohibition in those two highly trafficked public spaces. The ban does not extend to vaporizers and e-cigarettes. John Jacks, interim directo
San Antonio (TX) Express-News
added Nov 20, 2015 18:01

[Texas] Edinburg City Council weighs smoking ban in bars, restaurants

When the Edinburg City Council held a public hearing Tuesday about tough new smoking regulations, 6-year-old Aliana Villoria had something to say. "When my mom was a bartender, they would smoke in her face," Aliana said. "I think it's not fair."
KGBT 4 (Harlingen, TX)
added Nov 19, 2015 15:47

[Texas] McAllen bans e-cigarettes in public places

banning the use of e-cigarettes from any public place where smoking is currently prohibited. The city law is effective immediately just as the new state law banning minors from buying electronic cigarettes takes effect this month. Starting Jan. 1, violato
Brownsville (TX) Herald
added Nov 17, 2015 17:20

[Texas] EDITORIAL: Tobacco smoking should be banned in all public housing

If smoking is banned in all public housing, fewer children would be subjected to second-hand smoke. More adult smokers would be inclined to quit their deadly and expensive habit because it's less convenient. Fewer carpets would be burned - and fewer build
Beaumont (TX) Enterprise
added Nov 16, 2015 01:25

[Texas] New public housing rule: no smoking

Castro, the San Antonio mayor before joining the Obama administration, said the proposal would improve the health of more than 2 million public housing residents... The San Antonio Housing Authority had already banned smoking in January 2012 within 20 fe
San Antonio (TX) Express-News
added Nov 13, 2015 02:28

[Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Texas] FDA Shuts Down Tobacco Sales at Stores That Sell to Minors

shut down tobacco sales at eight shops that have repeatedly sold products to kids under 18. The stores — in New Jersey, Michigan, Missouri, Maryland and Illinois — have 30 days to stop selling tobacco products or appeal, the FDA said.
Texhoma (KFDX NBC 3, KJTL FOX 18 and KJBO MyTV 35) (Wichita Falls, TX)
added Nov 11, 2015 02:31

[Texas] Port Lavaca voters opt to reinstate smoking ban

The votes are in: Smokers in Port Lavaca will have to take it outside. With 696 votes supporting and 213 opposing, voters overwhelmingly approved an ordinance on Tuesday's ballot prohibiting the use of tobacco products in most public buildings inside ci
Victoria (TX) Advocate
added Nov 5, 2015 17:42

[Texas] Faculty Senate president releases smoking survey results

The results show that 55 percent of respondents want a tobacco-free campus, 16 percent would like for there to be designated smoking areas in low traffic areas of the University and 7 percent want to extend the required distance from all building entranc
Patriot Talon (University of Texas at Tyler)
added Oct 12, 2015 20:12
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