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[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] EDITORIAL: Apply smoking ordinance to e-cigarettes, but wait for research to dictate further

we do agree that this smoking product should at the very least fall under the same rules now applied to cigarette smokers. It’s also enough cause for concern that youths should have no more access to e-cigarettes than they would for conventional cigarette
Waco (TX) Tribune-Herald
added Mar 17, 2015 15:05

[Texas] Man sues e-cigarette store for $1million after batteries explode in his cargo shorts and give him second degree burns on his crotch

David Powell, of Arlington, is seeking a minimum of $1million after receiving first and second degree burns from the incident that occurred while he was playing kickball at his daughter's birthday party. The two lithium-ion batteries Mr Powell bought fro
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 13, 2015 14:29

[Texas] Ban of e-cigarette sale to minors advances in Senate

Members of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted Wednesday to bar minors from purchasing e-cigarettes. “Today’s vote puts Texas one step closer to joining the 41 other states that already prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes or vapi
Dallas Morning News blogs
added Mar 1, 2015 12:40

[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] El Paso public housing communities wil be smoke-free

The Housing Authority of the City of El Paso will seek to create safer and healthier environments by making all of its public housing smoke-free, according to a new policy that the authority's commissioners adopted.
El Paso (TX) Times / Borderland News
added Feb 22, 2015 10:46

Electronic cigarettes finding their way into East Texas jails

selling e-cigarettes to inmates to boost revenue and snuff out a major contraband problem. Rusk County this past week joined the ranks of Texas lockups offering the devices. The Titus County jail pioneered the practiced some two years ago.
Longview (TX) News-Journal
added Feb 22, 2015 10:30

[Texas] VIDEO: Irving City Council Votes To Ban Public Smoking With Few Exceptions

have passed a 6 to 3 vote approving an ordinance that would ban smoking in all public places in the city except for 8 restaurants and 1 bingo parlor....The chairmen of the city’s Board of Health along with 2 other colleagues resigned immediately as a resu
CBS Dallas/Fort Worth (KTVT - CBS 11)
added Feb 21, 2015 10:23

[Texas] Irving council prepares to vote on contentious smoking ban

After months of debate and failed proposals to update a partial ban that passed in 2006, the council is poised to make a decision on a law that would outlaw smoking in nearly all remaining public spaces — eventually.
Dallas Morning News
added Feb 19, 2015 11:33

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

Texas is one of nine states to permit the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, but on Wednesday lawmakers appeared keen to change that this session. During a Health and Human Services Committee hearing, state senators expressed bipartisan support for Sen. Jua
Dallas Morning News
added Feb 16, 2015 18:00
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