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[Texas] Smoking ban passes final hurdle with some concessions to businesses

The council made some minor tweaks to the ordinance on second reading to ease the burden on businesses that want to create a smoking patio or allow on-site sampling of e-cigarettes. The ordinance, which also limits smoking in parks to small dedicated are
Waco (TX) Tribune-Herald
added Jul 22, 2015 00:48
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[Texas] Take a Deep Breath if You Want to Try Competitive Vaping

Using e-cigarettes, contestants vie to create biggest ‘clouds’; sponsors, cash prizes Contests called ‘cloud competitions’ are being held across the U.S., where vapers try to blow the biggest cloud.
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Apr 22, 2015 09:40
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[Texas] EDITORIAL: OUR VIEWPOINT: Brazoria move to allow smoking during interrogation makes sense

it makes sense. When Brazoria City Council voted last week to allow smoking in the police department’s interrogation room, it would have been easy for folks who are against the unhealthy habit, and the second-hand smoke it creates, to protest.
The Facts (Clute, TX)
added Mar 18, 2015 16:23
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[Texas] Council approves citywide smoke free ordinance, 4-1

City Council approved an ordinance prohibiting smoking in work places and public places Monday. The ordinance passed in a 4-1 vote. The ordinance prohibits smoking inside of most businesses, public buildings, city- owned facilities, nursing homes, within
Waxahachie (TX) Daily Light
added Aug 20, 2014 09:40
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[Texas] Dallas-area cities wrestle with regulation of e-cigarettes

Richardson now requires a special permit for e-cigarette businesses. Mansfield ordained a six-month moratorium on new e-cigarette shops until it can get more information. In Murphy, officials have banned the possession and sale of e-cigarettes to minors
Dallas Morning News
added Dec 25, 2013 22:23
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[Texas] Hospitals turn away applicants who smoke

Methodist Hospital System in Houston this month announcedit will implement a tobacco-free hiring policy on Jan. 1, joining the Texas Medical Center and Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, which have had similar policies since last year and 2010, respecti
Houston (TX) Chronicle
added Nov 1, 2012 14:23
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Appeals court upholds Texas cigarette tax

Dismissing a lawsuit filed by small tobacco companies, an Austin-based appeals court ruled Friday that state regulators could impose a special tax on cigarette makers that weren’t part of a multibillion-dollar settlement reached with Big Tobacco in the l
Austin (TX) American-Statesman
added Mar 25, 2017 17:10
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20 years later, still unclear whether landmark Texas tobacco settlement was a success

the Beaumont attorney who led the state's case is unapologetic about the results. The state's treasury raked in billions of dollars from the litigation, though only a small fraction...Two decades later, there is no consensus among legal experts on whether
Beaumont (TX) Enterprise
added May 2, 2016 15:54
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[Texas] State Supreme Court Will Review Tax on "Small Tobacco"

The case centers on House Bill 3536, passed two years ago, which imposes a 55-cent fee on each pack of cigarettes produced by Small Tobacco. State Rep. John Otto, who wrote the bill, said at the time his goal was to “level the playing field” — tax smaller
The Texas Tribune
added Oct 9, 2015 13:41
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[Texas] Colleges outlawing smoking on campus

As of Oct. 1, there are at least 1,478 completely smoke-free campuses ... Sophia Chapman, director of the Office of Student Conduct at Texas Tech, said Tech is not currently on the way to becoming a smoke-free campus, but the university does have operatin
Daily Toreador (Texas Tech University)
added Oct 9, 2014 11:09
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