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Texas Once Again to Consider a Statewide Smoking Ban

It will be the fifth legislative session in a row in which such a measure has been proposed. More than 100 Texas cities — encompassing nearly half of the state population — have moved on their own, enacting some sort of ban on smoking in public places in
New York Times
added Dec 19, 2014 02:25

[Texas] Letter: Doubts secondhand danger

I have serious doubts inhaling secondhand smoke has the same results. If inhaling secondhand smoke kills, then everyone born before 1970 would be dying from emphysema and lung cancer.
Lubbock (TX) Avalanche-Journal
added Oct 27, 2014 21:55

[Texas] SHURMUR: Tech Doc: It may be time for a comprehensive indoor smoking ban

In Lubbock, an effort is afoot to eliminate the exceptions that exist to a public indoor smoking ban... While opinions vary on the proposed comprehensive ban, here are a few more facts to consider from a medical point of view:
Lubbock (TX) Avalanche-Journal
added Sep 9, 2014 05:41

[Texas] El Paso City Council bans smoking e-cigarettes, vaping in public places

El Paso City Council on Tuesday amended a previous ordinance to include banning smoking electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettess) or vaping in public places. The four main changes to the ordinance approved by City Council are:
KVIA TV Channel 7 (El Paso, TX)
added Jun 17, 2014 15:17

[Texas] City of Bedford Bans E-Cigarettes in Non-Smoking Areas

The City of Bedford will be enforcing a new policy that will reduce the number of locations where the public can use e-cigarettes. The Bedford City Council approved an ordinance that will ban the use of e-cigarettes in locations where smoking is already
KXAS-TV NBC-5 (Fort Worth, TX)
added Apr 11, 2014 12:05

[Texas] EDITORIAL: Is it really any different?

it certainly doesn’t make it OK to fill a room with the odor because you need a hit of nicotine. Easing off a nicotine habit is why most vapers picked up the habit in the first place, so use a little self-control and courteously wait until you are clear
The Ranger Online (San Antonio College)
added Oct 24, 2013 18:07

[Texas] Coffee And Cigarettes Part Ways In Starbucks Smoking Ban

Hallett said many areas presently lack legal prohibitions against smoking near building entrances. "It's huge," she said. "What Starbucks is doing differently, by banning smoking outside and on the patio, is showing leadership."
Medical Daily
added Jun 4, 2013 09:43

[Texas] Some cigarette prices would climb under House bill

State taxes on chewing tobacco would drop by more than 30 percent but the price of cigarettes would climb for some brands under a bill given tentative approval in the Texas House. The measure passed Monday mandates that smaller cigarette brands not inclu
AP - Associated Press
added May 7, 2013 07:39

[Texas] Smoking ban bills projected to fail

two lawmakers are pushing bills aimed at banning smoking in public places. The proposed legislation would save the state $30 million on Medicaid funding in the next two fiscal years, said Rep. Myra Crownover, R-Denton, Crownover’s House Bill 400 would ba
Lubbock (TX) Avalanche-Journal
added May 4, 2013 11:36

Tobacco Cos. Push For End To Texas Outdoor Ad Fee ($$)

Philip Morris USA Inc. and other tobacco companies opposed to an outdoor cigarette advertising fee charged by the Texas Comptroller's Office have asked the state attorney general to declare the fee unconstitutional and preempted by federal law, according
added Apr 17, 2013 09:06
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