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[Texas] Overflow crowd turns out for Arlington council vote on extending smoking ban

A divided City Council voted on Tuesday to extend the city’s workplace smoking ban after making a last-minute exception for bingo halls. In the first of two required readings, the council tentatively approved extending no-smoking regulations to include
Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram
added Apr 12, 2017 13:40

[Texas] Council looking at possible new smoking ordinance

On Tuesday, Huntsville City Council members discussed a new smoking ordinance that would prohibit smoking in certain establishments. According to Mayor Andy Brauninger, nothing is settled yet, but a change may be coming soon. “It’s mainly for health reas
Weatherford (TX) Democrat
added Apr 10, 2017 18:59

[Texas] Palmview cracking down on underage drinking and public smoking

Afterward, the city also adopted an ordinance to prohibit indoor smoking in a public business. Similar to the one passed in the city of Mission June 2016, the ordinance would require smokers to remain 25 feet from public buildings. Failure to comply
Mission (TX) Progress-Times
added Apr 10, 2017 18:59
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[Texas] Trinity University is going tobacco-free

Starting August 1, the University will be a tobacco-free campus. That means no cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, snuff, or chewing tobacco. The ban even includes e-cigarettes and vaping.
KSAT-12 (San Antonio, TX)
added Apr 6, 2017 21:16

[Texas] 15 Year Old Boy Hospitalized After E-Cigarette Explodes

The 15-year-old suffered severe burns to his face and chest after the e-cigarette exploded as he used it. Tarrant County sheriffs responded to the 9-1-1 call from Fossil Creek Estates on Round Hill Road around 5 yesterday evening. The teen was airlifted
CBS Dallas/Fort Worth (KTVT - CBS 11)
added Apr 4, 2017 17:33
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[Texas] Arlington council disagrees on new smoking limits, sets April 11 vote

A proposal to further tighten Arlington’s smoking regulations and earn an official smoke-free designation will go to the City Council for a vote April 11. The ordinance amendment would ban smoking in bars, pool halls, bingo parlors, bowling centers and
Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram
added Mar 29, 2017 20:42

Texas Appeals Panel: Tobacco Tax Does Not Violate U.S. Constitution ($$)

found that a tax enacted on nonparticipating manufacturers in a statewide tobacco settlement does not violate the equal protection and due process clauses of the U.S. Constitution and reversed summary judgment granted to the small tobacco companies (Glenn
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 29, 2017 19:00

[Texas] Vapor shop owners and doctors go head-to-head during hearing to raise smoking age to 21

Doctors, vapor shop owners and parents gathered at the Capitol on Tuesday to testify on a bill that would raise the smoking age from 18 to 21... The filing of Senate Bill 183 marks the sixth time Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio, has tried to raise the s
Dallas Morning News
added Mar 29, 2017 15:17

Texas 'Small Tobacco' Tax Beats Constitutional Challenge ($$)

rejected argument by the Texas Small Tobacco Coalition that a state law imposing steeper tax burdens on tobacco companies that did not settle a lawsuit violates the equal protection and due process clauses of the U.S. Constitution.
added Mar 25, 2017 20:56

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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