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[Texas] Local organization ignites smoke-free movement

Members of the West Texas Smoke Free Coalition igniting a smoke-free movement for The Hub City. Currently, the city has an ordinance allowing smoking in restaurants, bars or cocktail lounges in designated areas. Antoine Craft, a bartender at a lo
KJTV FOX 34 (Lubbock, TX)
added Jun 30, 2014 01:16

[Texas] Mayor: Smoking ban not 'black and white issue' as advocates pressure Lubbock council

A coalition formed to create a smoke-free city asked the council to implement a more comprehensive ordinance... “You can’t argue with the facts; secondhand smoke is a killer,” he said, also noting residents can choose not to go into an establishment that
Lubbock (TX) Avalanche-Journal
added Jun 27, 2014 10:50

[Texas] EDITORIAL: Our View: Adding a new ordinance makes smoke-free plan less appealing

After an interview with members of the West Texas Smoke-Free Coalition and two long discussions about whether Lubbock should have a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance, our board is leaning against it. Our new “virtual” editorial board also is divided on t
Lubbock (TX) Avalanche-Journal
added Jun 25, 2014 00:21

[Texas] Letter: Secondhand smoke risks health

ponse to a recent A-J editorial, I would like to remind those who decry the merits of a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance for Lubbock about the overwhelming scientific evidence proving there is a real and present danger from exposure to secondhand smoke.
Lubbock (TX) Avalanche-Journal
added Jun 25, 2014 00:17

[Texas] EDITORIAL: Regulate e-cigs differently than tobacco cigarettes

Texas cities need to consider these factors. E-cigarettes may not be harmless, but they are not as bad as cigarettes. As such, they should be regulated differently.
Beaumont (TX) Enterprise
added Jun 23, 2014 09:32

[Texas] Wichita Falls votes to expand smoke-free areas

Smoke-Free Texas Coalition applauds the persistence of the many individuals and organizations that have fought the long battle to make Wichita Falls smoke-free. Nevertheless, it is disappointing that the ordinance will have a lengthy implementation period
KSWO-TV ( Lawton, OK)
added Jun 18, 2014 19:14

[Texas] El Paso City Council bans smoking e-cigarettes, vaping in public places

El Paso City Council on Tuesday amended a previous ordinance to include banning smoking electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettess) or vaping in public places. The four main changes to the ordinance approved by City Council are:
KVIA TV Channel 7 (El Paso, TX)
added Jun 17, 2014 15:17

Smoke Free Organizations Target Texas Cities

Having lost support in four consecutive legislative sessions, supporters of a ban on smoking in all workplaces are taking their fight to individual cities. The West Texas Smoke Free Coalition targeting Lubbock and Smoke Free Wichita Falls are the latest e
added Jun 16, 2014 10:13

El Paso, Texas Considers Ban On E-Cigarettes

City Council is slated to hold a public hearing Tuesday to decide whether to treat e-cigarettes like tobacco products under the local smoking ban. If the Smoke Free Ordinance were modified to include e-cigarettes, the Texas city would join approximately
The Daily Caller (blog)
added Jun 13, 2014 16:07

[Texas] City of Longview employees asked not to use e-cigs at work

City Manager David Willard has asked city employees not to use electronic cigarettes at work until a policy committee fleshes out how to address the devices, which have skyrocketed in popularity in recent months. “The policy committee will soon be consid
Longview (TX) News-Journal
added Jun 10, 2014 11:48
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