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[Texas] Health panelists resign as Irving council exempts businesses from smoking ban

But a grandfather clause in the new law exempts several existing business from the ban. The 6-3 vote to pass it prompted abrupt resignations from city health board members and rebukes from advocates who have spent months pushing for a total, immediate ba
Dallas Morning News
added Feb 22, 2015 10:55

[Texas] Legislature to consider ban on e-cigarette sales to minors

Legislators in Texas, one of just nine states that permit the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, will consider banning such sales amid concerns about growing use of the "safer" alternative to smoking among youth.
Houston (TX) Chronicle
added Dec 26, 2014 23:00

[Texas] HAWK/FOXHALL: EndTobacco: It will take a village to tackle tobacco

In response to this tremendous opportunity to end tobacco and suffering, M.D. Anderson has compiled and customized a series of 110 actions in an evidence-based program aptly called EndTobacco. Guided by scientific evidence, past successful efforts in oth
Houston (TX) Chronicle
added Jul 23, 2014 17:56

[Texas] Lewisville area sees wave of restrictions involving e-cigarettes, young residents

Frank Malara, owner of The Vapor Zone, stopped allowing customers to bring kids younger than 18 into the store last week in response to a new Lewisville city ordinance that bans selling e-cigarette products to minors. The reason kids can’t come in, he sa
Dallas Morning News
added Feb 22, 2014 10:26

University of Texas Contributes To Study Revealing Thirdhand Smoke Causes DNA Damage

Research led by scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, UCLA and the University of Texas identified for the first time that the toxic smoke residues that stick to surfaces and objects (also known as thirdhand smoke) increases the risk of D
BioNews Texas
added Jun 22, 2013 15:55

Texas Cigarette Buying Age Would Be Highest in U.S. Under Bill

Texas would become the first state to raise the age to buy cigarettes to 21 from 18 as a way to curtail teenage smoking in a legislative proposal that may reduce tax collections. The measure introduced last month covers all tobacco products and is desig
Bloomberg News
added Mar 4, 2013 06:53

[Texas] What Will Become of Dallas' Many Vape Shops After Regulations Favoring Tobacco?

What used to be customer service is now a crime, Kenny and Sarah Brattain, who co-own Mod Squad Vape Shop in Lewisville, say. “There’s areas of this industry that need regulation and there’s areas that don’t. I mean, for us to sell [a customer] a new mod
Dallas Observer
added Aug 25, 2016 03:44

[Texas] Waco council votes to regulate e-cig ‘vaping’ as smoking

took the first of two required votes to define “vaping” as smoking under the city’s smoking ordinance, over the objections of e-cigarette retailers who said it is an entirely different thing. By a 6-0 vote, the council amended the smoking ordinance to tr
Waco (TX) Tribune-Herald
added Mar 18, 2015 14:47

[Texas] UTMB Study: Two-fifth of teens who don’t smoke are exposed anyway ($$)

Teenagers around the world are exposed to tobacco smoke at an alarming rate, whether or not they are themselves smokers. According to a new study released by the University of Texas Medical Branch, as many of two-fifths of teenagers who do not smoke are s
Galveston (TX) Daily News
added Jan 27, 2015 13:49

[Texas] El Paso's ban on smoking at all city facilities starts Jan. 1

The second phase of the Clean Air Ordinance city councillors passed this summer goes into effect Jan. 1. It prohibits smoking and using electronic cigarettes at all city-owned facilities, including bus stops, playgrounds, parks, transportation stations a
El Paso (TX) Times / Borderland News
added Dec 28, 2014 21:48
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