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[Texas] New public housing rule: no smoking

Castro, the San Antonio mayor before joining the Obama administration, said the proposal would improve the health of more than 2 million public housing residents... The San Antonio Housing Authority had already banned smoking in January 2012 within 20 fe
San Antonio (TX) Express-News
added Nov 13, 2015 02:28

[Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Texas] FDA Shuts Down Tobacco Sales at Stores That Sell to Minors

shut down tobacco sales at eight shops that have repeatedly sold products to kids under 18. The stores — in New Jersey, Michigan, Missouri, Maryland and Illinois — have 30 days to stop selling tobacco products or appeal, the FDA said.
Texhoma (KFDX NBC 3, KJTL FOX 18 and KJBO MyTV 35) (Wichita Falls, TX)
added Nov 11, 2015 02:31

[Texas] Port Lavaca voters opt to reinstate smoking ban

The votes are in: Smokers in Port Lavaca will have to take it outside. With 696 votes supporting and 213 opposing, voters overwhelmingly approved an ordinance on Tuesday's ballot prohibiting the use of tobacco products in most public buildings inside ci
Victoria (TX) Advocate
added Nov 5, 2015 17:42

[Texas] Faculty Senate president releases smoking survey results

The results show that 55 percent of respondents want a tobacco-free campus, 16 percent would like for there to be designated smoking areas in low traffic areas of the University and 7 percent want to extend the required distance from all building entranc
Patriot Talon (University of Texas at Tyler)
added Oct 12, 2015 20:12

[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

[Texas] EDITORIAL: A new smoking ban won’t solve these problems

Protecting the nonsmoking public from secondhand tobacco smoke, a stellar motive, isn't the motive. The desired outcome is to deter loitering outside City Hall by people who aren't there to conduct City Hall-related business.
Corpus Christi (TX) Caller-Times
added Sep 22, 2015 11:14

[Texas] Cinciripini, Scott: Smoke, smoke that cigarette - and die!

Houston has an opportunity to lead the way in the fight against tobacco. How? Through taking part in the "Houston Boots Smoking" campaign. This city-wide initiative, with more than 40 health, wellness and corporate partners, is dedicated to empowering a
Houston (TX) Chronicle
added Sep 21, 2015 09:35

[Texas] Pee Dee farmers sticking with tobacco

Beaumont (TX) Enterprise
added Sep 19, 2015 18:23

[Texas] LETTER: E-cigarettes is topic of conversation for inmates

I am currently incarcerated at the Victoria County Jail, and the topic of e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco or nicotine products is of great interest to many inmates and is often discussed here. Most of us can understand why smoking cigarettes isn't al
Victoria (TX) Advocate
added Sep 5, 2015 18:21

[Texas] DeSoto adopts clean air ordinance

Mayor Carl Sherman and the DeSoto City Council tonight voted to adopt a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance that will protect all workers and the public from the proven dangers of secondhand smoke. The ordinance helps amplify the significant progress and m
Focus Daily News (DeSoto, TX)
added Sep 4, 2015 23:37
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