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Texas, Washington Mull Statewide Tobacco 21 Laws

If legislation is approved, the two states would follow in the footsteps of Hawaii and California. Hawaii became the first state to set the legal minimum buying age for tobacco products at 21. That law went into effect Jan. 1, 2016, as CSNews Online prev
Convenience Store News
added Jan 20, 2017 21:54

Texas may snuff out smoking for anyone younger than 21

But this year it has backing from some powerful Republicans whose support could mean Texas will become just the third state to hike its smoking age above 19. “We can move this bill forward,” said Rep. John Zerwas, a Richmond Republican and physician who w
Dallas Morning News
added Jan 17, 2017 19:54
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Texas may become third state to raise smoking age to 21 as potential law could prevent 200,000 premature deaths and save $406M in health care

Several state officials, including Rep John Zerwas and Sen Carlos Uresti, have been trying to convince lawmakers to raise the minimum age... The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) published a report that outlines the impacts of the proposed age l
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 17, 2017 19:51

[Texas] Alumnus earns spot in FDA Center for Tobacco Products

José L. Medina, an alumnus of UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin, recently began working for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP). Previously, Medina was a Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellow at the FDA. The
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
added Jan 12, 2017 22:02

[Texas] President Benson: University to Become a Tobacco-Free Campus

Dear members of our UT Dallas community, UT Dallas will be taking action during the Spring 2017 semester to address a major issue of personal and community health, namely the use of tobacco and electronic nicotine delivery products. The impact of smoki
University of Texas at Dallas
added Jan 11, 2017 13:09

[Texas] Weslaco, Donna ban smoking

Thanks to the approval of the Weslaco and Donna city commissions on Tuesday, smoking will be prohibited in restaurants and bars — except outdoor seating areas — located in said communities. This extends to public places such as shopping malls, retail sto
Brownsville (TX) Herald
added Jan 8, 2017 14:36

[Texas] Two More Valley Cities Pass Sweeping Public Smoking Bans

Weslaco and Donna have become the latest cities in the Valley to pass sweeping public smoking restrictions. City commissioners this week approved comprehensive ordinances that prohibit smoking inside all public buildings, within 120 feet of a public buil
KURV 710 (Edinburg, TX)
added Jan 6, 2017 01:58

[Texas] Arlington councilwoman putting park smokers on notice

Kathryn Wilemon wants to sweep them out of the city’s parks. Clean sweep, that is. The city has had smoking restrictions in parks since 2008 forbidding visitor light up within 50 feet of park entrances, dugouts, bleachers, playgrounds, areas between athl
Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram
added Dec 30, 2016 23:11

[Texas] Weslaco city leaders consider smoking ban

Elected officials here are one step closer to implementing city-wide regulations prohibiting smoking inside public venues. If approved, Weslaco would join Brownsville, Harlingen, Pharr, Mission, Edinburg and Alton as the seventh Rio Grande Valley communit
Valley Morning Star (Harlingen, TX)
added Dec 18, 2016 15:43
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[Texas] Ingleside movement to ban smoking in bars, restaurant

Ingleside city council members will vote on whether they will move forward with a proposal by the students against destructive decisions to prevent damage caused by secondhand smoke. The proposal would ban smoking in its bar and restaurant outside of
KRIS Channel 6 (Corpus Christi, TX)
added Dec 13, 2016 16:06
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