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[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
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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
Law360
added Apr 17, 2013 09:06
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[Texas] Housing authorities across state eye no-smoking policies ($$)

Texas housing authorities are progressively moving toward no-smoking policies in buildings
Temple (TX) Daily Telegram
added Apr 1, 2013 09:04
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Push to make Texas workplaces smoke free

Legislation filed by State Rep. Myra Crownover, R-Denton, proposes a smoke-free workplace law in Texas.
Austin Business Journal
added Mar 12, 2013 13:19
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Texas Talks Tobacco Buying Age

An attempt to increase the tobacco purchasing age from 18 to 21 is floating around the Texas legislature in an effort to curtail teen smoking rates.
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
added Mar 4, 2013 06:52
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Texas 'Small Tobacco' Tax Beats Constitutional Challenge ($$)

rejected argument by the Texas Small Tobacco Coalition that a state law imposing steeper tax burdens on tobacco companies that did not settle a lawsuit violates the equal protection and due process clauses of the U.S. Constitution.
Law360
added Mar 25, 2017 20:56
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[Texas] Bars celebrate smoking ban ordinance amendment

said their business increased immediately after a smoking ban was amended by the Port Arthur City Council on May 31....“It’s been night and day,” Childs said. “We had 20 people in here on Tuesday night celebrating. They heard the news through messaging an
Port Arthur (TX) News
added Jun 4, 2016 12:25
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[Texas] Sounding Off: Plano-area readers tell us whether cities should regulate smoking in public places

Should cities ban or regulate smoking in public places such as restaurants and bars?
Dallas Morning News
added Apr 24, 2015 14:38
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[Texas] HALE: The history of anti-smoking zealots

To get to the birth of today’s anti-smoking zealotry it is necessary to look back about 85 years. ... Many of the laws and ordinances passed today derive from his beliefs...man behind all this and whose beliefs got it all started was Adolph Hitler.
Waxahachie (TX) Daily Light
added Jan 20, 2015 22:58
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How much do cigarettes really cost Texas smokers? The shocking answer

over a lifetime, costing a Texas smoker nearly $1.5 million on tobacco, health care, and income loss relating to puffing away or using smokeless tobacco. WalletHub ranked each state (plus the District of Columbia) by just how expensive it is to use t
Houston (TX) Chronicle
added Jan 20, 2015 22:10
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