campus is now smoke-free [VIDEO]
KTRE - August 22, 2016
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - SFA is now smoke-free. The policy prohibiting
smoking, e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco began Monday. About 30 signs
are placed around campus to remind returning students of the new rule.
council will vote on no-exceptions smoking ban for parks
Dallas Morning News - August 22, 2016
Dallas' Quality of Life and Environment Committee voted to send the
full council a proposed ordinance banning smoking in all public parks
- without exceptions. The park board's proposal, which passed in early
June after many months of delays and debates,
Rock to vote on banning use of e-cigarettes in public
KXAN.com - August 22, 2016
A spokesperson says council members believe if smoking is mostly banned,
the use of ... where he may soon be forced to do most of his vaping,
if council approves the ban. ... Two other Central Texas cities have
electronic cigarette bans.
council will vote to ban smoking in parks without exceptions
Dallas Morning News - August 22, 2016
Moreno had just come out of the City Council's briefing chambers, where,
on Monday morning, Dallas' Quality of Life and Environment Committee
voted to send the full council a proposed ordinance banning smoking
in all public parks without exceptions.
Patio Smoking Ban in Flames
The Central Health Equity Policy Council's efforts to ban smoking
on smoking patios meets with community resistance
Austin Chronicle - August 19, 2016
The topic, a local flash point more than a decade ago when smoking was
outlawed in bars and restaurants, flared up again with the Central Health
Equity Policy Council's proposal to eradicate cigarette smoking on patios
of those businesses.
Venue owners nevertheless agreed not to
engage the tobacco lobbyists who've been eager to talk since news of
the proposal broke. Also discussed: no vaping indoors, banning the sale
of cigarettes in venues, and informational signage about smoking cessation
options. Even those negotiations make Cowan apprehensive.
Program Increases Texas Student Knowledge of E-Cigarette Dangers, Cuts
PR MediaRelease (press release) - August 19, 2016
Eleven Texas middle schools participated in the pilot test of a first-of-its-kind
program to address the recent spike in youth E-cigarette use that is
now being rolled out across the country. New data from a survey of students
who participated in the programs test run shows the CATCH My Breath
Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Program increased students awareness about
the dangers of E-cigarette use, and 86 percent said they are less likely
to use E-cigarettes as a result....
voice concerns on tobacco-free campus
The Mesa Journal News - August 17, 2016
As of August 15, 2016, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
campus (and its owned and leased properties) became tobacco-free. The
policy prohibits all "tobacco products including, but not limited
to, cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, chewing tobacco"
and other related ...
to study banning of smoke shops
Chron.com - August 17, 2016
Bellaire City Council is taking pre-emptive measures to keep smoke shops
out of the community. Smoke shops sell tobacco products and smoking
UT Tyler enacts campus-wide tobacco ban
KYTX - August 16, 2016
"I know it will make some people mad that they won't be able to
smoke here," said student Wesley Yates. "But I for one am
for [the ban]. I shouldn't have to suffer ...
to ban patio smoking in Austin hits headwind among bar owners
Austin Business Journal - August 15, 2016
Central Health's plan to ask Austin City Council to ban outdoor patio
smoking at bars and music venues appears to have stalled. Pushback from
bar owners has forced the public health district to reconsider. Both
sides are discussing a potential compromise, the Austin American-Statesman
ban goes into effect Aug. 15
The Patriot Talon - August 5, 2016
UT Tylers tobacco free policy will go into effect on Aug. 15. Forms
of tobacco not permitted include cigarettes, cigars, pipes, water pipes
(hookah), bidis, kreteks, electronic cigarettes, smokeless tobacco,
snuff, chewing tobacco, and all other tobacco products.
gains popularity; questions remain
The Killeen Daily Herald - August 5, 2016
Many of my patients ask me about e-cigarette(e-cig) use or vaping, as
it is commonly known. Vaping overall is on the rise, with over 500 brands
and 7,700 flavors on the market, including nicotine-free versions.
ban gets fogged at Music Commission
Austin Monitor - August 2, 2016
A preliminary proposal to ban smoking on all patios in Austin was met
with pushback and prompt backpedaling at a meeting of the Music Commission
on Monday. Proposed by Central Health, a taxpayer-funded district in
Travis County, a potential amendment to Austins smoking ban was expected
to come before City Council in late 2016, according to Central Health
Communications Director Ted Burton last month. Don Pitts, manager of
the city of Austins Music and Entertainment Division, said at Mondays
meeting that the initiative was nowhere near formalized, however, and
that Central Health staff had not yet met with city staff about it.
College's campuswide tobacco ban to take effect Monday
Amarillo.com - July 27, 2016
Amarillo College will become a tobacco- and smoke-free school starting
Amarillo College will become part of a trend at colleges
and universities across the nation as awareness of the impact of tobacco
and second-hand smoke has continued to increase, said Bronson Frick,
associate director at American Nonsmoker's Rights Foundation. "College
and universities have become leaders for creating healthier environments
and addressing the tobacco epidemic," Frick said. There are at
least 1,483 campuses nationwide that are smoke-free, according to an
April report from the foundation. Of those, 1,137 are 100 percent tobacco-free,
and 823 prohibit the use of e-cigarettes on campus. A total of 57 of
those campuses are in Texas. "Smoke-free environments used to be
rare, but now are quite common," Frick said. "Today's young
people have largely grown up in smoke-free environments and don't want
to be impacted by second-hand smoke."
AC Campuses to Become Tobacco/Smoke-Free on August 1st
MyHighPlains - July 25, 2016
The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation reported on April 4, 2016,
that "there are at least 1,483 100-percent smoke-free campuses"
of which 1,137 are ...
ban could affect Austin bars, music venues
Austin Business Journal - July 25, 2016
In a policy debate that could have major ramifications for Austin bar
and venue owners, Central Health is trying to ban cigarette smoking
on businesses' outdoor ...
The Return of the Austin Smoking Ban
Austin (TX) Chronicle - July 22, 2016
A public health organization is working to amend Austin's smoking ordinance
to restrict vaping anywhere smoking is forbidden and prohibit cigarette
smoking on patios of restaurants and bars. The initiative comes courtesy
of Central Health, a
Group Wants to Ban Smoking in Austin Bars and Restaurants ...
Eater Austin - July 21, 2016
Smoking was banned in public places, which included the indoor spaces
of bars and ... Other cities with current bans on patio smoking include
Boston, Palo Alto, ...
Angelo and Tom Green Co. recognized for health
San Angelo Standard Times - July 19, 2016
Policy indicators include a 100-percent smoke-free city smoking ordinance;
an emergency medical system that maintains a rapid response time for
mayor proud of city's evolution
Fort Worth Star Telegram - July 19, 2016
One thing from which Hooks initially shied was the city's smoking ordinance.
"The majority [of citizens] wanted no smoking in the restaurants,"
smoke or not, local rules examined
The Port Arthur News - July 18, 2016
The City of Port Arthur made headlines in April when it joined 50-plus
cities across the state and becoming a comprehensive smoke-free city.
Bar owners and ...
Tyler to become tobacco free
The Patriot Talon - March 18, 2016
"I am excited to announce that beginning fall 2016, UT Tyler will
become a tobacco free campus. Many of our student and faculty leaders
have advocated this ...
Heart Hospital 5K raises funds for heart association
Monitor - March 18, 2016
At the McAllen Heart Hospital's Healthy Hearts 5K, more than 162 smoke-free
petition cards were signed, which will help convince city leaders to
pass a ..
city council recognizes Severe Storm Week
Focusdailynews - March 17, 2016
All items on the consent and regular agenda passed with the exception
of the ordinance exemption for Jackpot Bingo to have smoking allowed
at the Bingo Hall.
receives "F" grade for tobacco control, but not the case for
KFDA - March 17, 2016
But Mary Coyne with Tobacco Free Amarillo says this does not reflect
services here. "I really think that Amarillo is very lucky when
it comes to smoking. We used ...
baseball organization requests ban on pets, e-cigs
Gainesville Daily Register - March 17, 2016
Boys Baseball of Cooke County Vice President Ryan Schniederjan is asking
the city of Gainesville to ban electronic cigarettes and pets in and
around baseball ...
forces evacuation of Austin airport
WBAY - March 15, 2016
AUSTIN (KXAN) - Someone smoking an e-cigarette in a restroom at Austin
Bergstrom International Airport triggered two fire alarms to go off
and forced an ...
profit wants to ban smoking in city parks
KRIS Corpus Christi News - March 14, 2016
"It's all our space, and it's definitely kind of something (people
smoking) that ... Under the proposed ordinance, the ban would apply
to all tobacco products, and ...
Disappointing delays in effort to ban smoking in Dallas parks
Dallas Morning News - March 11, 2016
Dallas Park and Recreation Board members seemed firmly on the same page
in 2014 when they unanimously asked staff to draft an ordinance to ban
smoking in city-owned parks. Now, almost 16 months later, the board
doesnt seem much closer to the goal. We had hoped the board would approve
the ban when it came up for a vote Thursday. In fact, that is what the
boards Administration and Finance Committee had recommended in a 4-3
vote. Instead, the board postponed a decision for the second time in
four months, gridlocked over whether to propose a complete ban or allow
exceptions. And that means an even longer wait until the board can get
its recommendation to the City Council, which has the final say on whether
to regulate smoking in city parks. The Dallas Zoo bans smoking. Restaurants
in Dallas and many surrounding suburbs ban smoking. Most workplaces
prohibit smoking on-site. Nonsmokers have rejoiced; smokers have adapted.
We expect a similar result if parks are added to the list.
on Smoking Ban Delayed
WBAP News/Talk - March 11, 2016
Dallas park board members have delayed a decision on whether to ban
smoking in city parks. The decision came after several panelists said
theyd like more input about possible exclusions to the rule. As recommended,
the ban would prohibit lighting up in any city owned park, including
municipal golf courses and even at the State Fair of Texas.
smoking ban ordinance still a work in progress
WFAA.com - March 10, 2016
Thursday morning, the City of Dallas' Parks and Recreation board members
proved they're going to take their time before voting on a smoking ban
for area parks. "I still feel like our opinions can not infringe
upon the public, board member Sean Johnson said during Thursdays meeting.
What I mean is, that an entire smoking ban could be detrimental to our
entire parks system.
can still smoke, smoke, smoke that cigarette in Dallas' parks (for ...
Dallas Morning News (blog ) March 10, 2016
... Board to discuss banning smoking in Dallas' parks · Dallas'
expanded smoking ban ... Sims said he heard the same argument when Dallas
voted to ban smoking in ... And, he said, when the Dallas Zoo banned
smoking in 2014, it began seeing ... of cities across the country, including
Houston, have smoking bans in parks.
of Life activities raise awareness of tobacco's tragic toll
Texas Examiner - March 10, 2016
Tobacco use, involving smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke, is
the No. 1 cause of preventable death in the United States, and one-third
of all cancer ...
family loses home to fire
Madisonville Meteor - March 9, 2016
A Madisonville family was displaced Friday morning by a house fire that
destroyed their Derby Lane home.
An investigation is ongoing
but there was initial speculation that the blaze could have ignited
by an electronic cigarette or a cell phone charging on a table. "The
e-cigarettes have been known to ignite even when they're not charging,"
Jones said. "It spread pretty quickly. They heard a pop and opened
the door to the living room, and the living room was on fire."
Looking to Snuff Out Smoking in All City-Owned Parks ...
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - March 9, 2016
On Thursday, the Dallas Park and Recreation Board will vote on banning
smoking in city-owned parks - every single one of them, with no exceptions.
That's a ...
looking to snuff out smoking in all city-owned parks, including golf
courses and Fair Park
Dallas Morning News (blog) - March 7, 2016
On Thursday, the Dallas Park and Recreation Board will vote on banning
smoking in city-owned parks every single one of them, with no exceptions.
Thats a far cry from the breathing room contained in the original proposal
that was supposed to go to the board in December. The park board has
actually been discussing a smoking ban since at least November 2014,
when it asked city staffers to draft an ordinance prohibiting puffing
in the citys parks and along its trails. That request came just four
months after Houston banned smoking in its parks. Shortly after that,
Frisco instituted its ban. Austin, meanwhile, has had one for years,
along with about 1,000 big and small municipalities nationwide, according
to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation.
proposes a smoking ban for all public places in Port ...
12NewsNow.Com - March 3, 2016
Marshall said, "I don't think cold turkey is the way to go, just
banning it all together. ... But Councilwoman Hamilton believes a smoking
ban would actually help Port ... She said, "For the cities that
have banned smoking, their businesses have ...
smoking don't go together in Duncanville
Dallas Morning News (blog) - March 2, 2016
"The real problem here is that the real reason the smoking ordinance
was written was not to keep people from smoking but to protect employees
Council sets public hearing date for smoking ban
The Port Arthur News - February 23, 2016
Port Arthur is a step closer to becoming smoke free after City Council
members on Tuesday set April 5 as the date for formal discussion during
a public hearing.
need to inhale
Houston Chronicle - February 18, 2016
While many states scored poorly, Texas was one of eight states to receive
straight Fs on the American Lung Association's 2016 tobacco control
report. Linked to more than 24,500 deaths in Texas annually, smoking
is the No. 1 preventable cause of death in Texas, as it is in the U.S.
The direct medical expenses of smoking, loss of workplace productivity
and premature death costs Texas more than $20 billion annually, according
to the Texas Medical Association. Although Houston along with 45 other
Texas cities has passed a comprehensive smoke-free workplace ordinance,
according to Smoke-Free Texas, a coalition ...
living facility parked, restaurant smoking ban exhausted
Wylienews - February 17, 2016
Currently, the city places no restrictions on smoking in private businesses,
preferring that the marketplace naturally dictate that decision. Any
smoking prohibition ...
smokers continue passive aggressive campaign against tobacco ban
UTSA The Paisano - February 16, 2016
UTSAs tobacco-free policy, which went into effect in 2014, prohibits
the use of tobacco on the 725-acre property. In what can only be described
as an act of protest, large groups of students have begun gathering
outside of the McKinney Humanities building, actively smoking and violating
university policy. Two years later, these dedicated protesters continue
their campaigns, publically smoking between classes.
What! tobacco prevention summit to provide training for students ...
Midland Reporter-Telegram - February 15, 2016
Texas legislation passed last year for the education code restricting
tobacco ... There's been a lot of work done in tobacco prevention in
just smoking and dip, ...
del Norte Health Information Exchange Names New Executive Director
El Paso Herald-Post (press release) (registration) (blog) - February
The Paso del Norte Health Information Exchanges (HIE) board of directors
today announced the appointment of Jon Law as the Executive Director
of the HIE. During his 12 years with PDNHF, he led the Foundation's
Smoke Free Paso del Norte Initiative, designed its binge-drinking reduction
strategy, and co-led a ...
announces re-election bid for city commissioner
Valley morning Star - February 12, 2016
I am particularly proud of my work in helping to draft and pass a new
smoking ordinance for the City that protects employees from the effects
of second-hand ...
groups exempt from non-smoking ordinance
Focusdailynews - February 11, 2016
The Duncanville City Council had a smooth meeting in late January at
which time all the items on the agenda passed unanimously as presented
except for two items. One of the items that needed tweaking was the
Comprehensive Smoking Ordinance, which will go into effect on May 1,
2016. Mayor Pro Tem Patrick Harvey made a motion, seconded by Councilmember
Johnette Jameson, to approve the Ordinance with two exceptions including
that the ordinance go into effect in 90 days instead of the 181 days
proposed and that the American Legion and VFW current locations be grandfathered
and exempt from the non-smoking Ordinance.
now tobacco-free medical campus
DVIDS (press release) - February 9, 2016
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas Brooke Army Medical Center
became a tobacco-free medical campus Feb. 1, joining an effort thats
sweeping medical facilities across the city, state and nation. In accordance
with Army Regulation 600-63 and Air Force Instruction 40-102, all forms
of tobacco are prohibited, including cigarettes, electronic cigarettes,
of $3 million dissolved tobacco fund to go to jail infirmary
Times Record News - February 7, 2016
And in Burkburnett, when the no-smoking ordinance passed, the health
district printed no-smoking signs to help offset the cost. Loading infographic
Texas Needs Stronger Policies To Lower Tobacco Use
Houston Public Media - February 3, 2016
Many cities, including Houston, have local ordinances in place which
prohibit smoking in public places. Still, Strother says the state needs
to issue legislation to ...
"F's" for TX on Tobacco
550 KTSA - February 3, 2016
"Texas is one of twenty-two states that does not yet have a comprehensive
smoke free law. We're really looking to protect Texans from second-hand
Adopts Smoke-Free Air Ordinance of 2016
tx-duncanville.civicplus.com - [February 1, 2016]
On Tuesday, January 19, 2016, the Duncanville City Council amended
Chapter 16B of the Code of Ordinances and passed the "Smoke-Free
Air Ordinance of 2016" in an effort to greatly reduce the expose
of employees and citizens to the harmful effects of second-hand tobacco
smoke. See details.
soon to be tobacco-free
Longview News- Journal - February 1, 2016
SFA soon to be tobacco-free. From Staff ... Stephen F. Austin State
University will join other Texas public schools this year in becoming
a tobacco-free campus.
101: What you need to know
LubbockOnline.com - January 30, 2016
They can smell good and make curious-looking puffs of vapor, but what
exactly are those little handheld devices more and more people are putting
up to their mouths?
F. Austin University to Become a Tobacco-Free Campus in August
EverythingLubbock.com - January 30, 2016
It will include all forms of tobacco, smokeless or not, as well as vapor
products like E-cigarettes. In addition to the tobacco ban, it is proposed
that students will be ...
approve making SFA "tobacco and vape free" [VIDEO]
KTRE - January 27, 2016
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Effective Aug. 22, SFA will be a tobacco and
vape free campus. SFA Regents gave their stamp of approval in a meeting
and Confused : Campus officials concerned that students are ...
The Prospector - January 26, 2016
Marijuana has become as associated with the college experience as beer
pong or ... Some students may get suspended from the university or campus
campus? Not so much
UTSA The Paisano - January 26, 2016
UTSA has been a tobacco-free campus since June 2014. While tobacco use
is prohibited on campus, cigarette butts can be seen scattered directly
outside the McKinney Humanities building and other various spots on
UTSA's policy prohibits tobacco in all forms, including
the use of electronic cigarettes.
ban in vain, not designed for health
UTSA The Paisano - January 26, 2016
According to UTSA's Tobacco-Free Campus webpage, there are no designated
areas for tobacco use on campus. However, anyone who has walked in between
of Champions Advocate Announces Campaign for Mayor
Dallasweekly - January 26, 2016
"When citizens told me that we should push harder to make our city
'smoke-free,' I listened. I not only listened, I was able to convince
our City Council that ...
businesses adjust to new smoking ordinance [VIDEO]
KWTX - January 22, 2016
Waco businesses are adjusting since a new smoking ordinance went into
effect on Jan. 1. "People are getting used to the idea," Litke
said. "Some people have accepted it and are like, 'OK lets do it,'
and others are thinking about it. I mean they are making the change."
George's Restaurant and Bar was one of the businesses who had to get
rid of their smoking area in their bar however they said that it has
turned into a good adjustment for the bar. "It pretty much all
in all it worked out to our advantage," said manager Kevin Lopez.
Propose Clean Indoor Air Ordinance
Aransas Pass (TX) Progress - January 20, 2016
The Ingleside High School Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
await the next step after presenting the mayor and council at the city
council meeting on Jan. 12 a presentation trying to pass a clean indoor
air ordinance in the city of Ingleside.
SMOKING? City holds smoking ordinance workshop
Port isabel south padre - January 15, 2016
Brownsville, Harlingen, San Benito and South Padre Island all have ordinances
which regulate smoking in public areas. San Benito's ordinance has been
on the ...
adopts new smoking ordinance
The Baylor Lariat - January 14, 2016
The city of Waco has adopted a new smoking ordinance that went into
effect Jan. 1, prohibiting smoking in all enclosed public places ranging
from bars and restaurants to public parks. The City Council decided
the new ordinance in a 5-1 vote in July 2015. Ventilation systems inside
restaurants that allow smoking inside will no longer be sufficient.
Smoking will be banned inside these establishments as well. Vapor shops
and tobacco stores are another exception to the ordinance where smoking
inside is still allowed. Hookah bars and cigar lounges are also an exception.
Court retains firearms ban for employees
Austin Monitor - January 13, 2016
... ended with victory for proponents of tougher gun restrictions on
Tuesday. ... the code, a small clause banning smoking on county property
PREVENTION & CONTROL COALITION FIRST ...
The Valley Town Crier - January 13, 2016
The UNIDAD Tobacco Prevention and Control Coalition (TPCC) will hold
its first ... among young people and adults, eliminate exposure to secondhand
Students Trying to Pass Smoking Ban
KIII TV3 - January 11, 2016
They tried once in 2013 and now a student group in Ingleside called
SADD, or Students Against Destructive Decisions, is about to try to
officially make smoking ...
restaurants adding outdoor areas, adjust to impact of new ...
Waco Tribune-Herald - December 26, 2015
Local restaurants are bracing for the new citywide ordinance banning
public indoor smoking that goes into effect on New Year's Day. Owners
hope customers ...
Off: Dallas-area readers generally agree with a proposed ordinance to
ban smoking in parks
Dallas Morning News - December 25, 2015
People got used to being in a smoke-free environment, even in the bars.
Now, smoking isn't allowed in most public places. No one seems to mind.
The same ...
Heights Council names five to Zoning Commission
Focusdailynews - December 22, 2015
A public hearing was heard in regard to a Special Use Permit for the
Sonic Drive In ... The ongoing discussion regarding e-cigarettes, liquid
nicotine and public ...
liquid poisoning rises in Harris County children ($$)
Houston (TX) Chronicle - December 21, 2015
Colorful liquids could be fatal to children, adults if they are ingested,
Heights City Council Meeting okays Drive-Thru lane at local ...
Focusdailynews - December 21, 2015
... and passed an ordinance that amends a current Code of Ordinances
relating to a ... The Ordinance also outlines the ability for businesses
to post "No-Smoking" ... Council passed an ordinance allowing
for a Specific Use Permit (SUP) that ...
vape shop owner fights to save e-cig industry [VIDEO]
KFDA - December 18, 2015
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to regulate electronic
cigarettes just like tobacco products. According to Lucky Ruckus Vape
Shop owner Frank ...
increases among high-schoolers
Amarillo.com - December 17, 2015
On the heels of legislation that has made selling we-cigarettes to minors
illegal, Tobacco Free Amarillo is trying to draw attention to the increase
in vaping among high-schoolers and its negative health effects. We've
seen an increase in the usage of e-cigarettes or vaping, and we feel
the need to address for the community that it's not a safe alternative
to smoking, ...
About E-Cigarettes Continue [VIDEO]
MyHighPlains - December 17, 2015
Since e-cigarettes were first introduced, it was a common belief among
those who used them that they were a safer alternative to standard cigarettes.
"Public Health England just recently, within the last month and
a half, have released a medical study where they have published the
fact that they've determined that vapor products are at least 95-percent
less harmful than tobacco," said Frank Blankenship, co-owner of
Lucky Ruckus Vape Shop.
Source: Should San Antonio Ban E-Cigs In Public?
Texas Public Radio - December 15, 2015
In 2011, San Antonio banned smoking cigarettes in public places. However,
the ordinance did not specifically include e-cigarettes as a tobacco
aggressive booking pressures North Texas venues
Denton Record Chronicle - December 12, 2015
Planos Lauren Charbonneau, 58, a retired violinist with the Dallas Symphony
Orchestra, attended the Browne concert in late October. I have absolutely
no interest in gambling, she said. I was there for the concert. But
that kind of venue has way too much cigarette smoke for me to handle,
although in fairness, the concert hall was smoke-free.
vary on Sherman city council's extension of last call for bar ...
KXII-TV - December 9, 2015
... Denison, that's allowed their bars to stay open until 2 a.m. for
years, and allows smoking inside. Traci Wellman supports the change
in the ordinance. "They're ...
Authority of the City of El Paso Quits Smoking
SYS-CON Media (press release ) December 9, 2015
EL PASO, Texas, Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Smoke-Free Paso
Del Norte coalition presented their annual Chester L. Bryant Valor Award
to the ..
Proposed Tobacco-Free Policy Could Bring Changes in 2016
SFA The Pine Log Online - December 8, 2015
Garnering support from the Student Government Association, the Faculty
Senate and SFA President Baker Pattillo, the resolution to make SFA
a tobacco-free ...
College hears tobacco use policy feedback
Odessa American - December 4, 2015
It will be fall 2016 before all the data from the Tobacco Use Policy
Task Force is presented to the Odessa College Board of Trustees, but
Vice President of Student Services Kimberly McKay shared information
from a recent survey with the panel during their meeting Thursday evening.
On the question of if Odessa College implements a tobacco-free policy,
which would you support 32.2 percent said they would support no tobacco
or vaporized products on campus; 38.4 percent said tobacco and vaporized
products should be allowed in designated areas only; 10.3 percent said
tobacco and vaporized products should be permitted in campus parking
lots and limited to vehicles; 12.2 percent said no tobacco or vaporized
products should be allowed within 50 feet of an entrance; and 7 percent
said none of the above, according to the presentation.
Smoke Free Paso del Norte recognizes HACEP
El Paso Inc. - December 4, 2015
A Smoke Free Paso del Norte, an initiative of the Paso del Norte Health
Foundation, has recognized the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso
with the annual Chester L. Bryant Valor Award. The award was named in
honor of Chester L. Bryant, a champion of health and wellness who was
involved in the efforts to pass the original clean air ordinance in
El Paso. It recognizes the housing authoritys leadership in implementing
a smoke-free multi-unit housing policy.
Edinburg new smoking ban is appropriately strict
Monitor - December 3, 2015
EDITORIAL: Edinburg new smoking ban is appropriately strict ... It's
one of the toughest smoking bans locally and we commend the council.
Smoking has been ...
Nibbles: Recent Waco eatery profiles
Waco Tribune-Herald - December 3, 2015
Smoking: The Backyard's patio area has smoking zones that comply with
the city's new smoking ordinance. On the menu: Burgers, barbecue, sandwiches,
Makes Smoking Illegal
Edinburg Review - December 2, 2015
By unanimous vote the Edinburg City Council amended an ordinance that
now makes smoking illegal within the City. The comprehensive plan bans
smoking in places of employment, public places, outdoor areas and City
owned facilities as a means to protect the...
first city in Hidalgo County to ban smoking in bars
Mcallen (TX) Monitor - December 2, 2015
...30 members of the Tobacco Prevention and Control Coalition, which
helped promote a new amendment to the city's ordinance that was adopted
Tuesday night banning smoking in all public places, including bars,
restaurants and parks. Tristan said her daughter,
use on OC agenda
Odessa American - December 2, 2015
Buildings on campus are currently smoke free, but there are unofficial
areas where people can smoke, Dalton said. Other items on the agenda
are: Approval of ...
students rally to bring indoor smoking ordinance to city
KRIS Corpus Christi News - December 1, 2015
Students at Ingleside High School organized a tobacco free walk to bring
attention to their ordinance proposal. Carlos Vela, a junior at Ingleside
H.S. is part of ...
hand smoking known to be harmful, at SEU it's impossible to ...
Hilltop Views - November 30, 2015
...12 report from The New York Times announced the suggestion of a new
smoking ban in public housing. The ban would extend upon earlier restrictions
could regulate e-cigarette-use in SA
Houston Chronicle - November 29, 2015
The city of San Antonio recently extended its prohibition on smoking
to Main Plaza and Travis Park - two public spaces downtown that often
garner crowds. Adults still legally can use e-cigarettes in places like
this where smoking is otherwise banned, but the city is waiting to see
whether the Food and Drug Administration creates a new rule that would
put e-cigarettes, vaporizers and other noncombustible smoking devices
into the same category as traditional cigarettes. If that happens, the
new generation of smoking will be relegated to the decks and back porches
smokers flood to now.
rates high in Lubbock, Amarillo region
Amarillo (TX) Globe-News - November 26, 2015
Statistics provided by the Department of State Health Services show
the Amarillo and Lubbock regions may have one of the highest smoking
rates in Texas. A report provided by DSHS shows Region 1, which includes
Amarillo, had a higher percentage of smoker
officials prepare to implement new smoke-free policy
Monitor - November 26, 2015
UTB implemented a smoke-free policy in 2010, but smoking was still allowed
at UTPA as long as it was 25 feet away from any entrance to a building
and around ...
considering comprehensive ban on smoking in effort to ...
Edinburg Politics - November 25, 2015
A proposed ban on smoking in public facilities and most privately-owned
businesses ... (CDC) determined that smoking bans benefit the public
to Hold Tobacco Free Walk
Aransas Pass Progress - November 25, 2015
Ingleside junior Carlos Vela and the Students Against Destructive Decisions
organization will host a Tobacco Free Walk and Family Fun Day on Nov.
Club to Relaunch With Sports Bar and Video Arcade Concept
Dallas Observer - November 25, 2015
Plus there will be food and drinks, and it will be a non-smoking environment.
However, that part of the concept will not be open until later in February
Residents Weigh In On Proposed Public Housing Smoking ...
KWTX - November 24, 2015
HUD says about 228,000 public housing units are already smoke-free.
The proposed rule would expand that to more than 940,000 units. Lucia
Rodrigues with ...
ban in federal housing is a bad idea
TribTalk - November 24, 2015
Smoking ban in federal housing is a bad idea ... public housing rules
by proposing a smoking ban will only add to the barriers many people
face in ... Because Ms. Gross' column mischaracterized our position
on banning the box, it is important
Antonio, TX Bans Smoking In Main Plaza
The Cigar Authority - November 19, 2015
In a move that circumvents the Democratic process, the City Council
of San Antonio made changes to the municipal smoking ban without a public
discussion or ...
No public vaping in McAllen, statewide e-cigarette ...
Monitor - November 19, 2015
And in the case of electronic cigarettes, there is much that we don't
know regarding the potential harmful effects of this form of smoking
that is growing in ...
City Council weighs smoking ban in bars, restaurants
KGBT- T November 18, 2015
Edinburg City Council weighs smoking ban in bars, restaurants ... "When
my mom was a bartender, they would smoke in her face," Aliana said.
"I think it's not fair ...
bans e-cigarettes in public places
Brownsville Herald - November 17, 2015
banning the use of e-cigarettes from any public place where smoking
is currently prohibited. The city law is effective immediately just
as the new state law banning minors from buying electronic cigarettes
takes effect this month. Starting Jan. 1, violato...
Pope On Why He Would Like To Be Mayor Of Lubbock ...
News/Talk 790 KFYO - November 17, 2015
Hasty and Pope also discussed issues such as power production and LP&L,
storm water and taxes, city debt, smoking bans and private property
rights, as well ...
postpone e-cigarette ban
Laredo Morning Times - November 17, 2015
The proposal would ban the devices - commonly known as e-cigarettes
- from city buildings, parks, sports facilities, the Laredo International
Airport, bridges, ...
closely watching Colorado's 'grand experiment' with commercialized marijuana
KHOU - November 13, 2015
The marijuana industry in Colorado now employs an estimated 16,000 workers,
generates $1 billion in annual sales and in 2014 generated approximately
$76 million in taxes funneled into the states general fund. But marijuana
legalization opponents like Bob Doyle, the co-chair of Better Way Colorado
(formerly known as Project SAM Smart Approaches to Colorado), offered
this advice for other states like Texas. The warning for Texas would
be, don't do it. It's a failed policy approach, Doyle said from his
home in Centennial, Colo., a Denver-area suburb.
facing ban at Travis Park, Main Plaza
mySanAntonio.com (blog) - November 13, 2015
City officials have proposed a smoking ban for Main Plaza and Travis
Park, a measure the City Council is scheduled to consider at its Nov.
adds 'vaping' devices, e-cigarettes to smoking regulations
KGBT 4 (Harlingen, TX) - November 12, 2015
The McAllen City Commission added e-cigarettes and vaping devices to
existing smoking regulations on Monday. "We actually get quite
a bit of calls from the citizens of McAllen about e-cigarettes -- and
complaining," said City Manager Roy Rodriguez, who...
Of Duncanville Considering Stricter Smoking Ordinance
CBS Local - November 12, 2015
COM) - One North Texas city is considering a much stricter smoking ordinance.
... could include banning smoking at places of business, places of employment,
Club to Close at End of December, Relaunch as Non-Music ...
Dallas Observer - November 12, 2015
The previous owner had a smoking ban in place, which Gibbs believes
was partly responsible for the poor revenues. The staff was opposed
to the ban as well.
Nibbles: Recent Waco eatery profiles
Waco Tribune-Herald - November 12, 2015
Smoking: The Backyard's patio area has smoking zones that comply with
the city's new smoking ordinance. On the menu: Burgers, barbecue, sandwiches,
goes Smoke Free in 2016
Focusdailynews - November 11, 2015
Residents seem to be as much on board for the new ordinance as the city
... the ordinance went to Council there were five restaurants with posted
of Edinburg declares Nov. 19 smoke-out day
The Edinburg Review - November 9, 2015
... of the dangers of smoking and encourage current smokers to give
up the habit. ... The UNIDAD TPCC's goals are to prevent tobacco use
among young people, ... among young people and adults, eliminate exposure
to secondhand smoke, ...
TPCC announces partership for new state smoking cessation efforts
Monitor - Nov 8, 2015
UNIDAD Tobacco Prevention and Control Coalition (UNIDAD TPCC) announces
... among young people and adults, eliminate exposure to secondhand
Lavaca voters opt to reinstate smoking ban
Victoria Advocate - November 5, 2015
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 c...
Lavaca voters uphold smoking ordinance
Port Lavaca Wave - November 4, 2015
2 days ago - Port Lavaca residents voted 696 to 213 to uphold an ordinance
prohibiting smoking in public buildings, unofficial results showed Tuesday
Council gives Fun Fun Fun Fest smoking exemption
UT The Daily Texan - November 5, 2015
City Council gives Fun Fun Fun Fest smoking exemption ... the Council
approved an exemption to the city's parks smoking ban for Fun Fun Fun
Fest. ... "I was against the [smoking] bans because people have
a lot of elective behaviors that are ...
Just a fad or here to stay?
The Daily Campus - November 4, 2015
"I chose to quit smoking for my health and use the e-cig to quit,"
she said. ... with many establishments ban smoking, the usage of e-cigarettes
and vaporizers are on ... because he was smoking on the rooftop lounge,
where smoking is banned.
regents took at possibility of making university a smoke-free ...
KTRE - November 2, 2015
Smokers are in the minority at SFA. They know campus smoking restrictions
are likely to occur. Smoker and adjunct faculty member James Couch doesn't
Senate drafts tobacco-free proposal
The Patriot Talon - October 27, 2015
And in a way it endorses their original position... a year ago they
wanted to go smoke-free." SGA President Alexander Free said that
the work being done in ...
bans use of e-cigarettes
The Port Arthur News - October 26, 2015
The amended order adds e-cigarettes to the list of banned smoking products.
... For County employees or visitors to County buildings, smoking is
bar owner says smoking ban hurts business [VIDEO]
KXII-TV - October 26, 2015
SHERMAN, Texas -- Jake Knight has owned Rendezvous Bar and Grill in
Sherman for six years. Knight said he respects the city's decision to
ban smoking in ...
Jazz Fest due for venue change
Corpus Christi Caller-Times - October 25, 2015
Maybe the committee should consider the festival grounds being smoke-free
also. I didn't see much of a police presence to help with traffic flow
or as a deterrent ...
Fun Fun Fest may have designated smoking areas
KXAN.com - October 22, 2015
AUSTIN (KXAN) - Today Austin city leaders are considering making an
exception to the smoking ban in public places. The proposal would allow
Board Approves Minor Changes
Hillsboro Reporter - October 22, 2015
The supplement in the HISD Board Book reads, "In regard to tobacco
and e-cigarettes use, employees will not be permitted to smoke or use
tobacco products or ...
warning peers of dangers of e-cigarettes
KHOU - October 22, 2015
Texas lawmakers recently made it illegal for young teens to buy e-cigarettes,
but the ... together to warn their peers about the dangers of smoking
SFA The Pine Log - October 21, 2015
According to Frank, those who are trying to stop smoking can opt out
of the ... so kids can't get them and should be banned inside buildings
and on campus.
bans drones, e-cigs at parks
Fort Bend Herald - October 21, 2015
Smoke electronic cigarettes? Enjoy flying drones? Don't bring them to
Rosenberg city parks or you could pay a hefty fine. The City Council
voted 4-3 Tuesday to ...
Antonio Considering Banning Smoking at Main Plaza, Travis Park
San Antonio Current (blog) - October 20, 2015
While San Antonio bills itself as meeting national "Smoke Free
City" standards, puffing on a cigarette at Main Plaza in the heart
of downtown is perfectly legal.
roll out new look, other changes to improve fan, sponsor ...
San Antonio Business Journal - October 15, 2015
In addition, the Spurs and Bexar County are transforming AT&T Center
into a tobacco- and smoke-free building - inside and out. As a result,
fans will be ...
CHANGES AND UPDATES TO THE ALL-NEW AT&T ...
Spurs.com - October 13, 2015
There will be no designated smoking areas anywhere inside the AT&T
Center. The tobacco and smoke-free environment extends 500 feet from
the AT&T Center.
The Pine Log - October 13, 2015
A joint resolution supporting SFA as a tobacco-free campus has been
passed by the SFA Student Government Association and the Faculty Senate
in response ...
Senate president releases smoking survey results
Patriot Talon (University of Texas at Tyler) - October 12, 2015
...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 ...
Summit fogs over Houston
Houston Chronicle (subscription) - October 10, 2015
A pungent cloud of vapor rolled over the George R. Brown Convention
Center this weekend as hundreds of e-cigarette enthusiasts turned out
to the fourth annual Vape Summit. Vapes are gadgets used to atomize
e-juice, a flavored nicotine compound, and provide a smokeless cigarette-like
experience. Unlike traditional cigarettes, users can puff on their devices
indoors in many locations and control the amount of nicotine they consume.
There is still much debate over the potential health effects of the
increasingly popular, yet unregulated devices.
Gala supports local cancer patients
Lufkin Daily News - October 7, 2015
Locally, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network was instrumental
in the passage of smoking ordinances in both Lufkin and Nacogdoches.
Austin Named a Leading Healthy Campus in the US
University of Texas at Austin News - September 29, 2015
Maintaining a tobacco-free campus and offering programmatic support
to reinforce this policy. Offering 500,000 square feet of indoor and
40 acres of outdoor ...
Hermann helping to stomp out smoking during Houston ...
Your Houston News - September 23, 2015
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, estimates that tobacco cuts short
the lives of nearly 30,000 Texans annually - or roughly three people
per hour. In Texas ...
A new smoking ban won't solve these problems
Corpus Christi Caller-Times - September 22, 2015
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
considering smoking ban on City Hall property
Corpus Christi Caller-Times - September 18, 2015
More smoking restrictions could be coming to City Hall. Management is
considering whether to propose a smoking ban for the City Hall campus.
officials, shop owners welcome ban on e-cigs to minors
Tyler Morning Telegraph - September 17, 2015
The spotlight on e-cigarettes continues to grow, as Texas joins at least
45 other states to prohibit the sale of the product to minors. In May,
the 84th Texas ...
Ambassadors to Represent Ingleside
Aransas Pass Progress - September 16, 2015
... ambassadors from across the state. They also will organize and participate
in local events to promote the ordinance proposal and a tobacco-free
and Faculty Senate speak on tobacco options
The Patriot Talon - September 15, 2015
Two campus government organizations are each working on potential tobacco
bans and talks ... Some students are against the tobacco ban on campus
like James Hescock, and ... "All the policy will do would remove
the cloud of smoke from along the ... It may be instead of totally banning
it; it could be we've got to be more ...
See Impact of Wichita Falls Smoking Ban
KFDX - September 10, 2015
The ordinance bans smoking in all public places. ... and comply with
the smoking ban, so his business became a non-smoking facility back
in December 2014.
Smoking, Austin: 10 Years Later: Chronicle revisits smoking ban at bars,
Austin Chronicle - September 4, 2015
On May 7, 2005, Austin citizens cast their ballots regarding an ordinance
to ban smoking in nearly all public places, including bars, music venues,
and bowling alleys. Now, 10 years later, many who frequent Austin bars
and music venues probably cant imagine a time when smoking in public
places was commonplace. Those who are age 30 or younger may have never
seen a concert in a smoke-filled club because they grew up in an era
when such bans were the norm. The Chronicle revisited some of those
on both sides of the argument to reflect on the ban and get their input
on what will probably become yet another debate in the months and years
to come e-cigarettes.
adopts clean air ordinance
Focusdailynews - September 4, 2015
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. Smoke-Free Texas
is a broad coalition of organizations and individuals who believe all
Texas employees have the right to breathe clean indoor air. We support
a statewide law to protect Texans from the dangers of secondhand smoke
exposure in the workplace. Our members include the American Cancer Society
Cancer Action Network,American Heart Association, American Lung Association,
Americans for Nonsmokers Rights and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
North Texas City Passes Ordinance Banning Smoking
D Healthcare Daily - September 3, 2015
The [DeSoto] City Council on Tuesday night voted 6-1 in favor of an
ordinance that will essentially ban smoking in all areas where people
gather. Restaurants, bars ...
Law Prohibits the Sale of E-Cigs to Minors
KAUZ-TV - September 1, 2015
A Bowie e-cigarette shop is glad the ability to sell e-cigs to minors
has gone up in smoke. On the door of Yellow Rose vapor a sign is posted
that states, "We I.D. ...
Fad or not?
The Patriot Talon - September 1, 2015
A list maintained by the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation shows
that only North Dakota, New Jersey, and Utah have laws that restrict
the usage September 1, 2015...
officials push for 'e-cig' ban in parks ($$)
Fort Bend Herald - August 31, 2015
Rosenberg City Council last week discussed the possibility of implementing
a ban on the use of electronic cigarettes and similar devices in public
parks. Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, have recently gained
national attention as many local and state governments have raced to
ban the products sale and use by minors.
phone use banned in Elgin ISD classrooms
Elgin Courier - August 26, 2015
Electronic Cigarettes: Students are prohibited from possessing or using
any type of tobacco product, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), or
any other electronic ...
smoking on campus just alienates smokers
The Daily Cougar - August 26, 2015
Banning smoking on campus just alienates smokers ... Wellness, the ban
came from "our social responsibility to promote the health, wellbeing
and safety ... Designated smoking areas were established as part of
a gradual "effort to phase in the ...
tobacco-free policy aims for a healthier community
The Daily Cougar - August 26, 2015
With the goal of creating a more positive and healthy place for students,
the University became tobacco free on Aug. 17. ...
Does the city enforce its smoking ban on hospital, university campuses?
Denton Record Chronicle - August 24, 2015
Both Texas Woman's University and the University of North Texas have
bannedsmoking on their grounds, both indoors and outside. But those
bans aren't tied to ...
student group fights against tobacco use
Valley morning Star - August 23, 2015
HARLINGEN - If there's someone smokin' in your neighborhood Who you
gonna call? Smoke Busters. Alex Cavazos, 15, and his fellow Harlingen
Smoke Busters are a familiar sight around Cameron County in their bright
red shirts distributing information about the dangers of smoking.
attitudes changing in Amarillo
KFDA - August 18, 2015
She admitted to being "a little apprehensive" about banning
smoking in the bar area, and ... The smoking ban debate turned on the
health risks associated with ...
teen ambassador works to change tobacco laws
Corpus Christi Caller-Times - August 17, 2015
Vela believes the effects of e-cigarettes are dangerous but because
they are so new, few people know to what extent. "We asked that
(representatives) not ...
Should Port Lavaca ban smoking, vaping indoors?
Victoria Advocate - August 16, 2015
Jordan plans to vote in favor of the ban, which would also restrict
the use of electronic cigarettes. But for Campbell, it's all about community
shop ordinance proposal
KGNS.tv - August 13, 2015
LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) - The Laredo Planning and Zoning committee addressed
local smoke, tobacco and head shops. There's a great deal of concern
schools, police punish black students disproportionately ...
Dallas Morning News (blog) - August 12, 2015
... for school resource officers (SROs) that focuses on how to interact
with youth. ... possession of marijuana (69 instances) and possession
of cigarette/tobacco ...
Port Lavaca Wave - August 11, 2015
3 concerning citizens not speaking against the new non-smoking ordinance.
... held a public hearing on the city juvenile curfew ordinance at its
meeting last ...
city council votes to change smoking ban language
KXII-TV - August 11, 2015
BONHAM, Texas -- The city council amended on Monday language in an ordinance
that prohibits smoking and vaping in restaurants and public buildings.
In the amended version, owners and employees are responsible for posting
a "No Smoking" sign or symbol at a location clearly visible
to a person entering the restaurant of public building. Prior to the
change, business owners and employee were charged with enforcing the
places smoking ban issue on ballot
Victoria Advocate - August 10, 2015
PORT LAVACA - City Council members voted to put a smoke ban ordinance
to public vote Monday. An ordinance enacted by council to ban smoking
took effect in April. But 204 registered voters signed a petition to
place a referendum on the ordinance, returning the issue to the City
of Austin sides with barbecue joints on smoke emission
Digital Journal - August 8, 2015
This made sense, especially because Austin is known as the "clean-air
city" for the city's stringent no-smoking ordinances that apply
to all public places and ...
bans smoking in three city parks [VIDEO]
KTEN - August 5, 2015
POTTSBORO, TX -- The air in one local town will soon be cleaner especially
for its young athletes.
Approves New Outdoor Dining And Seating Ordinance For Downtown [VIDEO]
KAUZ-TV - August 4, 2015
New outdoor dining and seating options may be heading to downtown Wichita
Falls. City Councilors approved a new ordinance Tuesday to set the standard
for downtown curb appeal.
student lobbies for more tobacco product regulation
Odessa American - August 4, 2015
Permian High School student Alexus Galindo recently was chosen as part
group from Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids to speak to members of Congress
one-on-one about tobacco use concerns. This bill would undermine efforts
to prevent children and teenagers from smoking by exempting e-cigarettes
and other tobacco products that entered the market ...
Chamber of Commerce to Host 3rd Annual Skeet Shoot ...
Brownwood News (blog) - August 3, 2015
The Early Chamber of Commerce along with Fiocchi Ammunition and Weakley-Watson
Sporting Goods will host their 3rd annual Skeet Shoot on August 21st
and 22nd at Crab Pitts Place, located at 3060 County Road 315 in Early.
Scoreboard sponsors include: Cloud 9 Vape, Good Samaritan -
considers regulations for downtown outdoor dining
Times Record News - August 3, 2015
... city's code of ordinances to establish regulations for outdoor seating
and dining in downtown. ... Outdoor areas will still be subject to the
city's smoking ordinance. ... An ordinance to amend city code to prohibit
illegal dumping of refuse and ...
Meet the Arlington councilman with a short fuse [VIDEO]
Dallas Morning News - August 1, 2015
... wrote Parker, who represents the area around the sports stadiums,
to ask if the city has a policy on e-cigarettes. Parker replied that
it was under consideration.
Waco Tribune-Herald - July 27, 2015
In Jack Crane's recent letter... I don't know that anyone has ever reported
that a death was because of any exposure to smoke. I'm pretty sure it
would state death from lung cancer, emphysema, COPD or one of the many
other cancers related to smoking. Also...
Pounds: Technology making it harder to catch kids smoking ...
Cleburne Times-Review - July 26, 2015
Texas retailers - like all states - are banned from selling cigarettes
and other ... Greg Abbott signed a bill into law also banning vapor
devises to minors, but it ...
ban passes final hurdle with some concessions to businesses
Waco (TX) Tribune-Herald - July 22, 2015
The council made some minor tweaks to the ordinance on second reading
to ease the burden on businesses that want to create a smoking patio
or allow on-site sampling of e-cigarettes. The ordinance, which also
limits smoking in parks to small dedicated are
Smoking Ordinance Passed in Waco
KCEN-TV - July 22, 2015
"I came out today to support smoke free effort here in Waco, because
we know that smoke free ordinances, death and suffering due to cancer,
heart disease, ..
TX Bans Smoking In Bars & Restaurant
The Cigar Authority - July 22, 2015
... up to $500. You can still smoke on patios however that are 25 feet
away from the main entrance. ... Previous Waco, TX Approves Bar/Restaurant
Smoking Ban ...
Sherman's Ban on Smoking and Vaping Inside ...
KTEN - July 21, 2015
Monday night, the Sherman City Council passed an ordinance to ban smoking
and vaping in all bars and restaurants within the city limits.
ordinance faces final vote at Waco meeting
Waco Tribune-Herald - July 19, 2015
Compared with the current smoking ordinance passed in 2009, the new
smoke-free ordinance eliminates exemptions for bars and pool halls,
as well as for separately ventilated smoking areas inside restaurants
and other businesses.
hearing being held for Sherman's proposed smoking ordinance
KXII-TV - July 19, 2015
... it comes to smoking in the city, but it didn't include bars and
restaurants. Wacker says if passed, the new ordinance would ban smoking,
including e-cigarettes, ...
Readers discuss the city's proposed smoking ban and ...
Waco Tribune-Herald - July 18, 2015
Nothing takes the fun from a night out quite like having to spend the
next hour washing the smell of nasty chemicals from secondhand smoke
out of your hair and ...
SA's Fledgling Vaping Scene
San Antonio Current (blog) - June 17, 2015
When Kimberley Velasquez started vaping six years ago, electronic cigarettes
were scarce in San Antonio. Velasquez, director of inbound sales at
Career Point ...
delays vote on smoking ban as debate smolders
Waco Tribune-Herald - June 16, 2015
Waco City Council on Tuesday postponed until next month a comprehensive
smoking ban, but still got an earful from dozens of both advocates and
Smoke-free Waco is terrific goal, but consider local businesses' investments
Waco Tribune-Herald - June 16, 2015
City Council should be resourceful in how it does so, offering a decent
grace period that allows businesses time to adjust or grandfathering
those businesses that adapted earlier till they sell, renovate, move
or, best of all, get with the program, if ...
Falls Smoking Ban Nears One Year Mark
KAUZ-TV - June 16, 2015
However, she said city officials where she currently lives attempted
to ban smoking in casinos, but that didn't pass. Despite that measure
failing she has noticed ...
County commissioners adopt ordinance banning smoking & vaping
KXII-TV - June 15, 2015
FANNIN COUNTY, Texas -- The City of Bonham banned smoking in public
places in May, and now Fannin County is following suite. Monday morning
commissioners voted to adopt the same smoking ordinance Bonham is enforcing.
It is now illegal to smoke and vape in county buildings.
Waco smoking ban would target bars, restaurants, workplaces
Waco Tribune-Herald - June 13, 2015
A comprehensive ban on smoking inside bars, restaurants and other public
spaces and workplaces goes before the Waco City Council for a vote Tuesday.
Village City Council Approves First Read of E-Cigarette Ordinance
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - June 10, 2015
At their May 9 meeting, the Highland Village city council passed their
first read of an amendment to the Health and Sanitation Ordinance relating
to the use of e-cigarettes. The amendment categorizes e-cigarettes as
the "smoking of tobacco products" within the ordinance.
del Norte Health Foundation awards $3.2 million in grants
El Paso Inc. - June 7, 2015
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation awarded $3.2 million in grants
under the Tobacco and Alcohol Control Priority Area A Smoke Free Paso
del Norte initiative. The funds went to Children in Need of Services,
Families in Youth Inc., City of El Paso Department of Public Health,
the University of Texas at El Paso and the University of Texas Health
Science Center at Houston. The initiative promotes health and prevents
disease in the region by reducing smoking.
Mar college goes 100% "smoke-free"
KRIS Corpus Christi News - June 4, 2015
CORPUS CHRISTI - Del Mar College is now joining the hundreds of college
campuses around the nation as 100% smoke-free. Starting in the fall,
no smoking is ...
Texas Could Vote on Restaurant Smoking Ban This ...
halfwheel.com - June 2, 2015
It's been a slow process to getting to an actual vote on banning smoking
in bars and restaurants in the north Texas city of Sherman, but a simple
up-down vote ...
Adopts Campus-Wide No-Smoking Policy
Big Country Homepage - June 1, 2015
The university has announced its official adoption as a tobacco free
campus. According to administrators, the purpose of the initiative is
to promote a healthy and ...
fireworks, alcohol, more: Texas lawmakers did a lot to affect ...
Dallas Morning News - June 1, 2015
Vaping: If you're younger than 18, your access to e-cigarettes just
got smoked. A law signed by Abbott will prohibit sales to minors. It
takes effect Oct. 1.
housing bans smoking, possibly truancy
Austin Monitor - May 27, 2015
Now, if residents are caught smoking more than four times in non-designated
... 500 other housing authorities nationwide in its decision to ban
smoking in its ...
hears report on tax abatements
Tyler Morning Telegraph - May 26, 2015
... in hiring is the company's employment standards, which include a
criminal background check and a requirement that its workforce be completely
sales to minors in contention
Denton Record Chronicle - May 26, 2015
Thinking the 15-year-old had been smoking cigarettes, the Pilot Point
... sales and as a bill banning sales to minors statewide awaits the
governor's signature. ... City Council passed a new smoking ordinance
on April 21 that includes a ban on ...
new City Council members sworn in, Brainard selected as ...
Community Impact Newspaper - May 21, 2015
... creating the city's home repair program as well as passing the native
plants and landscaping ordinance, recycling improvements and the smoking
Law makes it Illegal for Minors to Purchase or Possess E ...
Fox 2 KFXV - May 20, 2015
Texas lawmakers have approved a bill to ban the sale of e-cigarettes
to minors. SB 97 prohibits the sale, distribution, possession and use
of e-cigarettes to any ...
banning e-cigarettes for minors needs Abbott's signature
KVUE - May 19, 2015
The bill also bans possession of the devices in Texas by anyone under
18. E-cigarettes are battery-operated smoking devices that vaporize
chemicals for ...
KAUZ-TV - May 18, 2015
Officials in Burkburnett passed a ban on smoking in public places. ...
increased the initial proposed regulations by adding smoking bans on
the Texas governor sign myth into law
Nolan Chart LLC - May 14, 2015
Coming out of the 84th Texas Legislature is a bill that claims to be
an age restriction bill that does a lot more than restrict age. Around
the world, and all across Texas, former smokers are starting to breathe
easier and are no longer addicted to cigarettes. Their sense of smell,
taste, and joy for life is coming back as they get further from smoking.
Their renewed health is a great relief to public health costs as well
as relieving for families and friends. Due to the myth nicotine is the
bad player in burning tobacco, the majority of legislatures passed Senate
Bill 97, ignoring the facts growing scientific studies provided to them
when the bill was being debated. The bill they are sending to the Texas
governor is about to treat all eLiquids, even those with zero nicotine,
the same as tobacco.
bans smoking in public places
KTEN - May 13, 2015
Restaurant-goers who don't like the smell of smoke with their dinner
will be happy to know that a ban against smoking in one local town is
now in place. After several complaints against smoking, the Bonham City
Council decided to put a ban in place Monday night. The new rule prohibits
not only smoking, but also vaping in restaurants and public buildings.
lawmakers approve measure to ban e-cigarettes for minors
NYC Today - May 13, 2015
Soon, there could be a ban in Texas on the sale of electronic cigarettes
to minors. According to reports, the state has moved closer to ban the
e-cigarette to ...
Mar College board approves smoking ban
Corpus Christi Caller-Times - May 13, 2015
CORPUS CHRISTI - The Del Mar College Board of Regents unanimously approved
a ban on all tobacco products on campus effective in the fall semester.
The ban will encompass all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes,
cigarettes, vaping pens, chewing tobacco and any other products or devices.
"I am aware of ...
Vote To Ban E-cigarette Sales To Minors
KYTX - May 12, 2015
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) E-cigarettes would be off-limits for Texas minors
to purchase under a proposal that has cleared both chambers of the Texas
moves closer to ban e-cigarettes to Minors
NH Voice - May 12, 2015
Soon, there could be a ban in Texas on the sale of electronic cigarettes
to minors. According to reports, the state has moved closer to ban the
e-cigarette to ...
moves forward on new e-cigarette regulations
Dallas Morning News (blog) - May 11, 2015
E-cigs are battery-powered vaporizers that turn nicotine, flavor, and
other chemicals into an aerosol that is then inhaled by the user. The
amounts of nicotine and ...
lawmakers take another swipe at Denton fracking ban
Dallas Morning News (blog) - May 11, 2015
... the most high profile of those billsa measure restricting cities
from enacting a ... would not restrict voters' rights to ban things
such as plastic bags or smoking ...
eliminating pot prohibition inches forward in Texas
Watchdog.org - May 7, 2015
... general would have prevented us from making the same mistake again,
Simpson wrote in a March op-ed. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
Or your vape.
owners: Ban made in smoke-filled room
Victoria Advocate - May 5, 2015
PORT LAVACA - Despite a ban on smoking in public buildings that took
effect last month, bar attendees puffed cigarettes as they talked down
the new city ordinance Thursday.
advocate for a tobacco-free lifestyle
KGBT-TV - May 4, 2015
Say What!," an organization that focuses on tobacco prevention,
encouraged Rio Grande Valley smokers to put down their cigarettes and
quit smoking tobacco on Saturday. The Uniting Neighbors in Drug Abuse
Defense Tobacco Prevention and Control Coalition in Hidalgo County and
the Texas School Safety Center at Texas State University worked with
teenagers across the Valley at a Say What! event this weekend.
Denton Record Chronicle - May 1, 2015
... Denton politics for the first time as a proxy for bar owners who
still allow smoking even though Rockin' Rodeo has been nonsmoking for
more than a year.
Height of Hypocrisy: Cities vs State
WOAI - April 30, 2015
So Republican State Senator Don Huffines is pushing a law to curb the
power of city halls all over Texas. "We created the municipalities,"
said Huffines, referring to the Texas Legislature. "So we're responsible
to make sure they don't trample the freedom and liberties of their citizens
and the business community." In Texas if a city's population tops
5,000, its citizens can pass a home rule charter, giving City Council
the power to regulate just about anything. Huffines says most city's
don't overstep that authority, but a handful of city councils are out
of control, passing regulations he says violate state law and threaten
the economy. To put the brakes on that Huffines proposed a law, Senate
Bill 343, that would preempt cities from passing an ordinance if the
state claims regulatory authority. "That super preemption idea
would be terrible," says Bret Sandlin, Executive Director of the
Texas Municipal League.
Scene: Vaping not as bad as smoking, but still raises health concerns
UT The Daily Texan - April 29, 2015
E-cigarettes are a 21st century take on smoking. They use a battery-operated
device that looks like a cigarette and turns liquid from a cartridge
into an aerosol. But since vaping arrived on the market less than a
decade ago and only gained popularity within the last five years, scientists
cant yet study long-term effects. For that to happen, it will take more
Texas cities won't let residents smoke in restaurants or bars
Chron.com - April 27, 2015
But at the city level anti-tobacco movements have enjoyed success. The
strictest ordinances banning smoking in public workplaces, restaurants
and bars are on the books in 36 cities, according to a University of
Houston database. The American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation lists 24
states and Washington D.C. with comprehensive bans. Those proposals
have made less headway in the south; however more than 100 Texas cities
have enacted some type of prohibition on smoking in public places, writes
the Texas Tribune. ...
Pass statewide smoke ban in Texas
Monitor - April 27, 2015
Given that nearly two-thirds of states are now considered smoke-free,
we should be concerned that less than 45 percent of our state's population
is protected ...
Bentley's plans soft reopening
UTA The Shorthorn - April 26, 2015
Now Bentley's will be classified as a restaurant because of a higher
food sales percentage, making it a smoke-free establishment, although
e-cigarettes are still ...
Off: Plano-area readers tell us whether cities should regulate smoking
in public places
Dallas Morning News - April 24, 2015
Should cities ban or regulate smoking in public places such as restaurants
of Women Voters forum draws crowd
Denton Record Chronicle - April 23, 2015
Still others seemed to function as a litmus test: If elected, would
you overturn the smoking ban? Would you direct the police department
to make enforcement of ...
Smoking ban isn't needed
Amarillo.com - April 23, 2015
Legislation creating a statewide smoking ban in Texas has been smoldering
in ... twice, as city voters have shot down two smoking bans in the
past few years.
rules of the game
Denton Record Chronicle - April 22, 2015
Heavy public participation in debates about a smoking ordinance and
hydraulic fracturing have created exceptionally long meetings. Denton
residents have also ...
Bans Indoor Smoking and Vaping
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - April 22, 2015
The original smoking ban passed in late 2012 and enacted in early 2013
required all Denton restaurants and most other businesses to go smoke
free. The city ...
Amends Smoking Ban
WBAP News/Talk - April 22, 2015
After some contentious debate, members voted 5-to-2 to extend the ban
to all ... that have patios will have about four months to put an end
to indoor smoking.
bars have to clear the air
Denton Record Chronicle - April 22, 2015
The ban also extends to all bars, with some getting until the end of
2017 to comply. ... to use e-cigarettes or similar devices any place
that smoking is banned.
a Deep Breath if You Want to Try Competitive Vaping
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition - April 22, 2015
Using e-cigarettes, contestants vie to create biggest 'clouds'; sponsors,
cash prizes Contests called 'cloud competitions' are being held across
the U.S., where vapers try to blow the biggest cloud.
increase in schools leading to bigger problems
KFDA - April 20, 2015
Amarillo, TX - Area high school liaison officers said they are sometimes
confiscating more than a dozen electronic cigarettes a week on school
to revisit smoking issues
Ban to return to the forefront after being tabled for two weeks
Denton Record Chronicle - April 20, 2015
Dentons smoking ban returns to the forefront Tuesday, when the City
Council deliberates changes it tabled two weeks ago. In addition to
banning smoking in bars, the council may expand the ban to e-cigarettes
and similar devices, including banning their sale to minors, when it
revisits the issue both in work session and regular session Tuesday.
A sunset provision would establish a specific time frame to end smoking
in Denton bars, where a grandfather provision would permit bars to still
allow smoking until some other criteria were triggered, such as the
sale of the business.
Time for Denton's Clubs to Embrace the Proposed Smoking Ban
Dallas Observer (blog) - April 16, 2015
Denton City Councilman Kevin Roden is one of the smoking ban's largest
... Regardless, banning smoking in local bars is an important step forward
for Denton, ...
students not fazed by e-cigarette study
The East Texan - April 16, 2015
College students are speaking out about the New England Journal of Medicine's
reported finding of formaldehyde in the vapor of electronic cigarettes
TX Rejects Stricter Smoking Laws
The Cigar Authority - April 15, 2015
... not everything is bigger in Texas as Wylie has rejected stricter
smoking issues. ... rejected a measure that would have banned smoking
where food is served.
Barrel City Council candidates share views on local smoking ...
CedarCreekLake.com - April 15, 2015
Candidates running for the Gun Barrel City Council split along public
safety and political lines while discussing smoking bans during a candidate
forum April 14.
forum marked by friendly tone, tough questions
Waco Tribune-Herald - April 14, 2015
The candidates had roughly similar responses when asked about their
position on a "smoking ban." The Waco council this year will
consider a model ordinance ...
on vaping, child abuse, marijuana
Longview News-Journal - April 14, 2015
I am concerned with the availability of e-cigarettes - commonly referred
to as "vapes" - to East Texas youth. Texas, along with nine
other states, currently does...
Ballot box can't fix everything
Amarillo.com - April 13, 2015
The city of Amarillo has had two smoking bans on the ballot since 2005,
and both attempts at a citywide smoking ban went down in flames - albeit
by narrow ...
Local control debate is out of control
Amarillo.com - April 12, 2015
Ask any member of the Texas Legislature about local control, and its
hard to find anyone who is against it. On Thursday, for example, Rep.
Jonathan Stickland told his House colleague Roland Gutierrez he is against
his House Bill 456 which would prohibit the sale and possession of e-cigarettes
on high schools campuses because its something the school districts,
not the Legislature, should decide. ... Really? On Tuesday, the 150-member
House will vote on a bill that would severely limit the oil and gas
regulatory powers of cities, a proposal naming five authors and 52 co-authors
including Stickland. ...
Clearing the air
Austin Chronicle - April 10, 2015
Now that the proposed barbecue smoke ordinance has been discussed before
... smokers to another position on the GoodLife Food Park lot on Mon.,
officials discuss role of government in failed push for stricter ...
Dallas Morning News - April 9, 2015
Wylie has fewer restrictions on smoking than many other cities in Collin
County. ... that would have banned smoking at places where food is prepared
and served. ... and businesses, as long as the individual businesses
choose not to ban it.
revamps rules for employees
Longview News-Journal - April 9, 2015
The policy changes, which the City Council is set to consider today,
also formally bans electronic cigarettes for city employees, increases
the number of vacation ...
Dangers Found In Tobacco Smoking
Dallasweekly - April 9, 2015
... accidents, homicides, HIV/AIDS, and alcohol-related illnesses combined,
according to the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, an anti-smoking advocacy
vets social keyed to cigars, friendship draw military vets
Chron.com - April 9, 2015
The first Thursday of every month, a group of American military veterans
gather ... the mid-20s to 50s and gather outside on the bar's patio
to smoke their cigars.
Jonathan Stickland spikes colleagues' bills
Austin American-Statesman (blog) - April 9, 2015
Gutierrez said his measure to ban electronic cigarettes at schools should
pass later in the session. View Comments. Previous. Rep. Borris Miles
threatens cop, ...
would legalizing marijuana mean for East Texas courts?
KLTV - April 8, 2015
I still think there's going to be restrictions placed as far as the
court system goes," ... they would still not be allowed to consume
or smoke marijuana, just like they ...
eyes smoking ban compromise
Denton Record Chronicle - April 8, 2015
Denton originally banned smoking in public places, including workplaces,
in late 2012, ... Even with a more comprehensive smoking ban, smoking
would still be ...
Council Restricts E-Cigarette Use
KWTX - April 8, 2015
All we've done is add e-cigs to our current smoking ordinance,"
said Mayor ... "This just kind of expands the nicotine and tobacco
ban to e-cigarettes as well," ...
clamps down on public use of e-cigarettes
Waco Tribune-Herald - April 8, 2015
The council on second reading amended the smoking ordinance to treat
e-cigarette use the same as cigarette use. That means no vaping or smoking
in most ...
MySA - April 7, 2015
"Anything on city property - parades, NIOSA - and even some (events)
on public property we want to be smoke-free," Melnik said. "We
want to make this ...
Denton Record Chronicle - April 7, 2015
Close to a compromise to expand Denton's smoking ban, the City Council
ultimately ... Denton originally banned smoking in public places in
late 2012, giving ...
smoking ban divides mayor candidates
Longview News-Journal - April 7, 2015
A 2003 Longview smoking ban has become a point of contention in the
2015 mayoral race, with candidate Richard Manley calling the ordinance
less smoking trap on campus - Editor's Column
North Lake News Register - April 7, 2015
Recently, I went to a restaurant in my seventh month of pregnancy and
chose the non-smoking area to sit, but there were no backs to the chairs,
which was ...
retailers exempted under new measure against public vaping
Waco Tribune-Herald - April 7, 2015
The original version, which passed on first reading last month over
the protest of retailers, treats vaping the same as smoking under the
city's smoking ordinance.
of Brazoria bucks nonsmoking trend
Houston Chronicle - April 3, 2015
Last month, the police chief of the city of 3,000 in west Brazoria County,
where smoking is prohibited in public buildings, made his case to the
city council that the interrogation room be exempted from the city's
ordinance. Nationally, it's hard to find another city with a nonsmoking
exception for interrogation rooms. Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights
keeps track of nonsmoking laws throughout the country and could only
find one city with a similar law. Merrill, Wis., passed an exception
for its police interrogation room in 1997, said Cynthia Hallett, the
organization's executive director.
emerge in second Longview mayoral debate
Longview News-Journal - March 31, 2015
The successes included beginning Longview Transit, reaching a contract
for water from Lake O' the Pines, passing a smoking ban in restaurants,
'Vaping' unknowns justify public controls
Beaumont Enterprise - March 31, 2015
Beaumont City Manager Kyle Hayes says the city's 2006 smoking ban includes
vaping, ... Smoking bans were once considered a violation of individual
comments: Smoking ban
Austin American-Statesman - March 31, 2015
A recent UT study suggests that smoking bans like Austin's might be
able to change the habits of younger smokers, ... How about banning
reading in public?
fume over e-cig sales
Jacksonville Daily Progress - March 31, 2015
Texas is one of nine states that don't limit sales of e-cigarettes to
youth - a status that could soon change. The Senate last week passed
a bill banning e-cigarette ...
touches on economy
Denton Record Chronicle - March 31, 2015
... the city's ban against hydraulic fracturing remains in place, and
disagreed on ... ban and thought that businesses should be allowed to
have smoking indoors if ...
Passes Smoking Ordinance
Fort Worth Weekly - March 30, 2015
The ordinance makes it clear that any business can choose to allow smoking,
... by a bartender on a busy Friday night before any smoking bans were
put into ...
haze about vaping in SE Texas
Beaumont Enterprise - March 30, 2015
A cloud lingered, wafting through a dimly lit Thirsty's bar one hot
September day. About 15 patrons sat near the front like mythical dragons,
emitting a haze from odd electronic devices.
fume over e-cigarette sales
Corsicana Daily Sun - March 29, 2015
AUSTIN - Peddlers of electronic cigarettes may claim their products
only release harmless vapors, but a number of lawmakers are unconvinced
and now ...
looking at banning sales of e-cigarettes to youth
Mineral Wells Index - March 28, 2015
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that a number
of e-cigarette users are migrating from more traditional tobacco products,
though a ...
House committee considers e-cigarette ban for minors
Hillcountrynews - March 26, 2015
A week after the Texas Senate passed a bill to prevent minors from buying
electronic cigarettes, House lawmakers on Tuesday considered similar
Businesses Refuse to Sell E-Cigs to Minors
KAGS News - March 25, 2015
"I think it's the right thing to do to not allow to smoke. ...
one of only nine states that doesn't have a state law banning minors
from buying or smoking e-cigarettes.
Smoking Ordinance Different For Children & Adults
CBS Local - March 24, 2015
"So many cities have outright banned smoking and we have a lot
of ... smoking bans, Cleburne approved a smoking ordinance that gives
business owners the right to choose. ... "I would have liked the
city to be non-smoking - an outright ban.
smoking ordinance passes
Cleburne Times-Review - March 25, 2015
The ordinance bans smoking in all city facilities and vehicles and in
certain ... Smoking is banned within 25 feet of public park playground
areas, Market ... The ordinance stops short, however, of banning smoking
in all areas of public parks.
House committee considers E-cigarette ban for minors
KVIA El Paso - March 24, 2015
A week after the Texas Senate passed a bill to prevent minors from buying
electronic cigarettes, House lawmakers on Tuesday considered similar
Committee on Public Health hears testimony
KVUE - March 24, 2015
... would allow parents to see how many students at their child's school
have opted-out of getting vaccines, and and regulations for cigarettes
St. Mary's University - March 24, 2015
That was certainly the case when she and her team served as public relations
liaisons for the Smoke-Free San Antonio campaign in 2010-2011, with
the goal of ...
more dangerous than guns?
Dallas Morning News (blog) - March 24, 2015
E-cigarettes and the vaping devices they have spawned are battery-powered
products that are meant to allow users to inhale water vapor instead
of the smoke, ...
to file bills passes with 6000 filed
Your Houston News - March 23, 2015
Under SB 97, the penalties for violating this rule would be the same
as for other tobacco products as vendors could face fines up to $500
for selling e-cigarettes ...
more things change the more they stay the same
Midland Reporter-Telegram - March 23, 2015
A smoking ordinance were both handled during Faircloth's and Canon's
terms. ... community came together to discuss/argue about the merits
of a smoking ban.
Committees holding hearings on bills
Lufkin Daily News - March 23, 2015
Last week was the deadline to file bills in the Senate. While approximately
2,000 bills were filed in the Senate and 4,000 bills in the House, not
all of those will receive a committee hearing or go to the Senate floor.
The upcoming weeks will be filled with committee hearings and passing
bills through the Senate to the House. Banning E-Cigarettes. This week,
the Senate passed SB 97, by Sen. Juan Hinojosa, which prohibits the
sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. E-cigarettes are battery-powered
cartridges which heat up flavored liquid and produce an inhaled nicotine
vapor. These products do not contain the tar and carbon monoxide found
in regular cigarettes but can contain formaldehyde, which is a known
to address smoking ordinance Tuesday
Cleburne Times-Review - March 23, 2015
After several weeks of discussion and one delay, Cleburne City Council
members plan to vote on a proposed smoking ordinance on Tuesday. Those
who choose to go the designated-area route must completely separate
their smoking from their non-smoking areas and install restrooms in
Officials to Reconsider Smoking Ordinance
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - March 23, 2015
Cleburne City Council officials said they will reconsider a smoking
ordinance at Tuesday night's meeting. According to the ordinance, no
one under the age of 18 is allowed in a business is designated as a
smoking facility. This gives business owners the ability to ... The
ordinance had been tabled since a Feb. 23 meeting.
ban a year later ($$)
Paris News - March 23, 2015
Tuesday marks one year since Paris City Council passed a city-wide smoking
ban. The ban, affecting most Paris businesses, is the same ban surrounding
communities are looking to as cities like Sherman consider their own.
It, however, has local businesses feeling a few mixed emotions a year
later. We lost a lot of business, McKees waitress Lori Glemmons said.
Our regular customers still complain about not being able to light up
with their coffee.
Washington judge prevents smoking in home
LubbockOnline.com - March 21, 2015
When the anti-smoking proponents in Lubbck were urging the City Council
to ban smoking in the places where smoking is still permitted, I remember
thinking smoking bans in this country started out small on ... those
anti-smoking people would work their way up to ultimately getting smoking
banned in private homes.
Sneak Peek At Batanga's Revitalized Food and Bar Program
Houston Press (blog) - March 19, 2015
(City of Houston ordinances require that smoking on restaurant patios
be kept 25 feet away from building entrances. Batanga's patio is large
enough to be able ...
Record Live - March 19, 2015
This week, the Senate passed SB 97, by Senator Hinojosa, which prohibits
the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. E-cigarettes are battery-powered
Ban Begins In Denton County
CBS Local - March 18, 2015
... similar ban. It's not being considered in Collin or Tarrant Counties.
The city of Denton is considering adding e-cigarettes to its no-smoking
ban passed in 2013.
bills could affect local control
Alpine Avalanche - March 18, 2015
Rangra said Alpine has a smoking ban but some cities do not. Having
the state approve all city ordinances would be a case of "one-size-fits-all"
Senate passes e-cig restrictions, alternate path to graduation
Your Houston News - March 18, 2015
Among those were a bill to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and
another to offer an alternative way to graduation for students that
fail a high-stakes test.
VIEWPOINT: Brazoria move to allow smoking during ...
Brazosport Facts (subscription) - March 18, 2015
When Brazoria City Council voted last week to allow smoking in the police
... folks who are against the unhealthy habit, and the second-hand smoke
it creates, ...
City One Step Closer To Banning E-Cigarettes In Public Places [VIDEO]
KWTX - March 17, 2015
E-cigarette use may soon get a lot more complicated in the city of Waco.
The city council is deciding whether to regulate or even ban their use
in places where smoking is also banned. The first part of this vote
passed at a meeting Tuesday. It has to go through one more to change
the current smoking ordinance.
now in county policy
Dallas Morning News - March 17, 2015
The Denton City Council banned smoking in many public places, with the
notable ... Since then, the council has discussed, but not taken any
action on, banning the sale ... see the council taking up the smoking
ban again in March or even early April. ... which will once again consider
a bill that bans smoking in public places, ...
| Sherman, Tx Smoking Ban
The Cigar Authority - March 17, 2015
On Monday, the Sherman City Council heard a request to ban smoking in
... According to Mayor Cary Wacker, most people are in favor of the
City One Step Closer in Banning E-Cigarettes in Public Places
KWTX - March 17, 2015
Burke agreed on banning e-cigs from certain public places, but if the
council decides to ban vaping in his shop that's where he will put his
foot down. "If they are ...
hall events to be held for Tobacco-Free Kid Day
Tyler Morning Telegraph - March 17, 2015
Wednesday is Tobacco-Free Kid Day, an annual day of awareness that encourages
people of all ages to live tobacco-free lifestyles. The goal of Tobacco-Free
Apply smoking ordinance to e-cigarettes, but wait for ...
Waco Tribune-Herald - March 17, 2015
These "electronic smoking devices" deliver nicotine through
vapor rather than ... But before we include these e-cigarettes in any
ban as part of a discussed ...
passes bill to prohibit teens from buying e-cigs
Dallas Morning News (blog) - March 17, 2015
AUSTIN-Senators voted 27-3 to bar minors from buying e-cigarettes with
three North Texas Republicans, Sens. Konni Burton, Bob Hall and Don
Huffines, voting ...
City Council to Consider New E-Cigarette Regulations
KCEN-TV - March 17, 2015
The proposed changes to the smoking ordinance would regulate e-cigs
just like cigarettes. The rule would prohibit the devices anywhere cigarettes
eyes bills on local control
Denton Record Chronicle - March 17, 2015
The league called HB 40 a "nuclear" response to Denton's ban,
taking a ... In response, many local governments have passed ordinances
with bans on smoking and distracted ... Eleven local governments have
restricted or banned these bags.
ordinance requested in Sherman
KXII-TV - March 16, 2015
SHERMAN, TX-- The Sherman City Council heard a request to ban smoking
in restaurants and bars within the city limits Monday. Smoking ordinances
are in ...
groups want lawmakers to consider raising legal smoking ...
KFDA - March 16, 2015
After asking for your thoughts on Facebook, Darren says, "Just
ban smoking all together. "And Amber says, "If you want people
to stop using them. Stop making ...
for new bills passes; focus is on legislature
KXAN.com - March 16, 2015
The list of bills includes a ban on e-cigarette sales to minors. Another
would allow high school students to graduate, going on to college or
careers, without ...
council to crack down on public e-cigarette use
Waco Tribune-Herald - March 15, 2015
Waco City Council on Tuesday is set to take its first step in regulating
e-cigarettes, banning vaping in places where smoking is barred. The
council will vote on whether to prohibit electronic smoking devices
in most enclosed public spaces, including schools, buses, institutions,
theaters, stores and food establishments.
City Council to hear request regarding smoking in restaurants and bars
KXII-TV - March 15, 2015
SHERMAN, Texas -- Smokers in Sherman might have to be more careful where
they take a drag in the near future. Sherman citizen Joshua Loe has
approached the City Council and asked them to ban smoking in all restaurants
and bars inside the Sherman City limits.
a wrap: Editorials for the week of March 8-14
Austin American-Statesman - March 14, 2015
Amy Ridenour, chairwoman of the National Center for Public Policy Research,
disagreed. If bureaucratic buttinskies would back off, she wrote, e-cigarettes
Behaving Badly: Illegal parking near schools
KZTV Action 10 News - March 12, 2015
We are just making a point that the smoking ordinance is not being followed.As
a reminder to smoking bars, all the authorities need is someone to pick
up the ...
man files suit over exploding e-cig battery
WFAA - March 12, 2015
ARLINGTON - There is still debate about the health effects linked to
electronic cigarettes sold in stores like Vixen Vapors . But David and
Shaye Powell say ...
Man Sets Crotch On Fire, Sues Vape Shop Over Exploding ...
CBS Local - March 12, 2015
PANTEGO (CBSDFW.COM) - The pain may be gone, but the scars and troubles
still linger for an Arlington man burned by an exploding ...
groups among award winners
Brownsville Herald - March 11, 2015
In the category of Tobacco-Free Living, the Harlingen Smoke Busters
took the award for an initiative by youth members to educate their peers
of the risks of ...
Morning Brief: Local Control Debate Continues in Austin ...
News/Talk 790 KFYO - March 11, 2015
If so, does that mean the state can step in and do away with smoking
bans? Or is this only ... What about bans on texting and driving or
even water restrictions?
cigarette, vapor shops growing in popularity in Spring ...
Community Impact Newspaper - March 11, 2015
Vapor shops and stores carrying e-cigarettes have proliferated in Spring
in the past year. Local shop owners said the popularity of these shops
has risen due in ...
that would require AG to sign off on city petition drives meets opposition
Dallas Business Journal - March 11, 2015
...elections to smoking bans. The Texas Oil & Gas Association joined
the Texas Restaurant Association and other groups in supporting the
bill. "It provides a nice path to ensure locally adoptive measures
to address e-cigs in policy
Denton Record Chronicle - March 10, 2015
Denton County commissioners will take another week to decide how vaping
and e-cigarettes relate to the county's smoking policy. Human resources
Control Texas releases open letter
KVUE - March 10, 2015
A second bill up for debate this session would eliminate virtually all
local ordinances not authorized by state law, like local smoking ordinances,
alcohol sale ...
Aransas South Jetty
South Jetty (subscription) - March 5, 2015
This year, the Rockers asked Bernie's to enforce no smoking in the bar
while they ... for The PA Rockers have been at Bernie's since they've
banned smoking on ...
club gains valuable experience at Spring Leadership ...
Huntsville Item - March 4, 2015
Blalock, Rumble and Prospere debated the positive and negative aspects
of electronic cigarettes. "Some people think that they're better
for you than cigarettes, ...
No-smoking policy on campus is hazy
The Baylor Lariat - March 3, 2015
But isn't Baylor a tobacco-free, smoke-free campus? In August 2014,
the university enacted a policy that banned all forms of tobacco use
on campus. This ban ...
places city's home rule, ordinances at risk
Brownsville Herald - March 2, 2015
... multi-family ordinances, landlord regulations and smoking and texting
while driving bans ... Denton's fracking ban, Austin's hands-free driving
restrictions and ...
considers no-smoking rules for private businesses
The River Cities Sunday Tribune - December 3, 2014
BURNET - City officials are considering expanding Burnet's non-smoking
regulations ... and assess fines for businesses as well as patrons who
violate the ban.
County Commissioners Court Meets
Brownfield News (subscription) - November 26, 2014
There was also a change made in the smoking policy. No smoking or tobacco
use is allowed in any government building. This includes dipping and
Dallas Morning News (blog) - November 22, 2014
Seriously, a couple of cigarettes in a wide open space? Maybe Ragland
needs to take up another cause. Maybe he could do something about dogs
annoying people in parks and leaving their poop for non-dog owners to
County program aims to help smokers quit [VIDEO]
KXAN.com - November 21, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) Cigarettes and the second hand smoke that comes
with them are linked to cancer and respiratory disease. A free program
extended through the end of the year can help smokers kick the habit.
In February, county officials approved a ban on using electronic cigarettes
on county property. Officials said the devices are not F.D.A. approved
and they could
health groups join in urging a smoke-free community
Paris News - November 20, 2014
The third Thursday of November, since 1976, is the American Cancer Society's
Great American Smokeout, and today local health care professionals join
banned on Austin Community College campuses
KXAN.com - November 19, 2014
AUSTIN (KXAN) - Austin Community College is expanding it's smoke-free
policy to include prohibiting vapor products, such as electronic cigarettes,
Caught Lighting Up Inside Bar Despite City Ban
KZTV Action 10 News - November 19, 2014
CORPUS CHRISTI -- The city passed a no smoking ordinance nearly 6 years
ago ... A viewer sent us video of patrons smoking inside the bar, he
says he shot it ...
The great, smoke-free outdoors
Dallas Morning News - November 19, 2014
If smoking is a genuine public health threat, and the city's already
banning it in most enclosed public spaces, why do we tolerate it in
parks where young kids come to play? We shouldn't. Not when we know
the dangers of secondhand smoke. Not when we're...
bans e-cigs effective Jan. 5
Community Impact - November 19, 2014
ACC's current smoke-free policy was adopted in October 2011 and prohibits
the use of smoke-producing tobacco in district facilities, on college
grounds and in ...
school board tackles changes in math testing standards
Bryan-College Station Eagle - November 18, 2014
The board also extended the ban on electronic cigarettes to anyone on
district grounds. The board added e-cigarettes to the list of prohibited
items in the student ...
Why Dallas needs to ban smoking in parks
Dallas Morning News - November 17, 2014
Atlanta is one of the many U.S. cities that has banned smoking from
its municipal ... The answer's so simple a preschooler can figure it
out: "Cigarettes smoking"
Student Center versus 'smokers' corner'
The Ranger - November 17, 2014
The Methodist Student Center has been troubled by smokers since the
... that they could ticket the smokers for violating city ordinance
by blocking the sidewalk.".
Thanks for kick-start to ban smoking in Dallas parks
Dallas Morning News - November 16, 2014
Most studies agree that nonsmokers can avoid second-hand danger as long
as they are careful to keep their distance more than three feet from
Texas lawmakers file bills on gay marriage, open carry
Fort Worth Star Telegram - November 15, 2014
Hinojosa also filed SB96 and SB97 to regulate e-cigarettes, or vapor
products. SB96 would bar their use on school property, and SB97 would
extend many ...
researcher receives grant to study relationship between smoking ...
UT The Daily Texan - November 13, 2014
The University officially became a smoke-free campus in April 2012.
Sherry Bell, senior program coordinator of University Health Services,
said UHS implements ...
dispute and tobacco free campus
The Patriot Talon - November 13, 2014
Suddenlink has dropped all viacom channels and has left customers upset,
many of which are UT Tyler students. Volunteers worked to clean up campus
employers struggle with how to handle e-cigarettes in the workplace
Houston Business Journal - November 13, 2014
...the office, can second-hand vapor be harmful? When it comes to traditional
smoking, Houston companies handle smoking policies differently. Some
offer casual guidelines for when employees can take smoke
to consider tax abatement for Avery, Freedom's Path ...
Community journal - November 12, 2014
Council members also approved a new rule about e-cigarettes and minors;
and modified the speed limit on a portion of State Highway 173. ...
nursing school gets $3M for smoking cessation project
Austin Business Journal - November 11, 2014
"The majority of psychiatric hospitals ban smoking on their premises
so that patients have an opportunity to experience abstinence for a
number of days," Dr
smoking in Dallas parks and trails is a no-brainer
Dallas Morning News (blog) - November 11, 2014
City parks would be a good example of where the rights of the many should
prevail ... According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation,
politicians submit bills for upcoming legislative session
Brownsville Herald - November 11, 2014
He also filed a set of bills that would ban the use of e-cigarettes
on school property and ban the sale of such products to minors. "A
2012 study by the Centers for ...
Valley Centers announce enhanced tobacco free workplace ...
The Glen Rose Reporter - November 10, 2014
GRANBURY - Pecan Valley Centers for Behavioral and Developmental HealthCare
announced plans to enhance their existing tobacco-free policy at all
of the Day: Lubbock must become smoke-free
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal - November 10, 2014
A poll commissioned by the American Heart Association found 73 percent
of Lubbockites believe they should have the right to breathe smoke-free
air in restaurants and bars. This right must be extended to those who
work in restaurants and bars as well...
joining the no-smoking-in-restaurants club
Fort Worth Star Telegram - November 9, 2014
At Al Wadi on Brown Trail, owner Salwa Timani said her restaurant is
already nonsmoking and that the patio is far enough from the entrance
so people there can ...
blow off designated smoking areas
The Daily Cougar - November 7, 2014
Since June 2013, UH has called itself a tobacco-free campus. Designated
areas are still labeled around the campus, and all is supposedly well.
Despite the ...
to consider ban on smoking in parks
Dallas Morning News - November 7, 2014
And some cities, such as New York and Chicago, have also banned e-cigarettes
in parks. It's definitely trending in cities throughout the nation,
said Reginald ...
City Council Postpones Votes on Annexation and the ...
News/Talk 790 KFYO - November 6, 2014
Many of those speaking either discussed the upcoming vote concerning
mobile food vendors (aka food trucks) or the proposed strengthening
of the citys ban on smoking and tobacco in public places which was tabled
City of Lubbock needs smoking ban in public
Daily Toreador (Texas Tech University) - November 5, 2014
Smoking in public should be illegal nationwide but Lubbock needs to
be ahead of that curve in order to help out Tech students and its residents.
around campus blow mixed signals
Hilltop Views - November 4, 2014
... bringing up the ever-present debate to join fellow universities
in banning tobacco use. ... Walking around campus, the presence of cigarette
smoke is undeniable. ... Association (SGA) to determine whether or not
to ban smoking on campus, ... of students believed that e-cigs should
not be banned on St. Edward's campus.
should ban cigarettes, allow e-cigs
Hilltop Views - November 4, 2014
Because St. Edward's antiquated policies allow smoking on campus, the
university should at least ban cigarettes and instead allow students
to smoke e-cigs.
advocates tobacco-free campus, arranges cigarette ...
The Patriot Talon - November 4, 2014
Currently the campus follows the City of Tyler smoking ordinance, in
which individuals ... The University recently added a change to the
smoking policy, treating ...
still smoking in public despite Smoke-Free Lufkin Ordinance
KTRE - November 3, 2014
Driving through downtown Lufkin there are quite a few people that are
still smoking outside of businesses even though the City of Lufkin has
been smoke-free for ...
Texas Bans Smoking in Restaurants
halfwheel.com - November 3, 2014
As of Jan. 1, 2015, smoking in restaurants in the Fort Worth suburb
of Bedford will be no more. The Bedford City Council passed a smoking
ban last week, ...
Tijerina: Campus smoking ban would shun community of smokers
The Daily Toreador (registration) - November 3, 2014
According to a recent article in The Daily Toreador, Lubbock City Council
has considered a bill to ban smoking in public areas. The bill seems
to be very vague on its demands and, if passed, could cause someone
to be arrested for simply lighting a cigarette in the parking lot of
a restaurant. Many students have transitioned from cigarettes to e-cigarettes,
which are supposed to present a healthy alternative, but students are
banned from smoking ...
Secondhand smoke is a health hazard
LubbockOnline.com - October 31, 2014
... such as benzene, lead, formaldehyde, and cyanide and 41,000 nonsmoking
Americans die yearly from diseases caused by secondhand smoke exposure.
Passes Restaurant Smoking Ban
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - October 30, 2014
The City of Bedford has passed an ordinance banning smoking in restaurants.
Bedford passed the ordinance on Sept. 9, but said that bars or businesses
that derive 50 percent of their revenue from the sale of alcohol can
still allow smoking.
Doubts secondhand danger
Avalanche-Journal - October 27, 2014
I have serious doubts inhaling secondhand smoke has the same results.
If inhaling secondhand smoke kills, then everyone born before 1970 would
be dying from emphysema and lung cancer.
- White: Smoking ban needs less government control
The Daily Toreador (registration) - October 27, 2014
A limited smoking ban is probably an acceptable manifestation of the
... The bill bans smoking outdoors within 20 feet of patrons and windows,
which will make it ...
students respond to smoking ordinance
The Daily Toreador (registration) - October 26, 2014
Texas Tech students are divided in their opinions about a smoking ordinance
that was supposed to be voted on Thursday by the Lubbock City Council.
By a vote of four to three, the Lubbock City Council decided to postpone
the first reading of the proposed smoking ban Thursday. The proposed
smoking ban would have amended Article 8.17 Smoking; Tobacco Products
of the city of Lubbocks Code of Ordinances to prohibit the use of tobacco
products and e-cigarettes in public places and places of employment.
According to the amendment, the proposed ordinance would have also banned
the use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes in personal vehicles parked
in parking garages, banks and fast food drive-thrus, as well as near
Student Senate gives support for city smoking ordinance
The Daily Toreador (registration) - October 24, 2014
Tech Student Senate gives support for city smoking ordinance ... the
Lubbock City Council's ordinance to ban smoking in bars and restaurants.
... has already passed an ordinance that bans all smoking inside the
bar, but allows ... Berry said Local has seen an increase in business
and ratings as a result of banning smoking
Glen Robertson Very Disapponinted in City Council's Inaction ...
News/Talk 790 KFYO - October 24, 2014
The biggest issue that arose at the meeting was the council voting 4-3
to indefinitely postpone voting on the proposed smoking ban ordinance.
Robertson, Jeff ...
City Council delays vote on expanded smoking ordinance
LubbockOnline.com - October 23, 2014
During the discussion before the smoking ordinance motion was voted
on, a few ... reported in the media that the tobacco products dip and
snuff would also be banned. ... Many of the public were also condemning
the possible ban of electronic ...
rodeo pro seeks to restart casino cruises
Corpus Christi Caller Times - October 23, 2014
It also will allow smoking only on the bridge deck and outdoors, hoping
to offset complaints from nonsmokers after a long cruise. "The
demand is there ... and it's ...
ordinance could soon include Lubbock's bars and sports grills
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal - October 23, 2014
During a meeting Thursday, the City Council will have its first vote
on an amendment to an existing ordinance that would prohibit smoking
in almost all enclosed public spaces, and unlike the current law, the
amendment includes bars and sports grills.
Morning Brief: Private Property Rights Under Assault Tonight ...
News/Talk 790 KFYO - October 23, 2014
In reality, it is much more than a smoking ban. The ban that the Lubbock
City Council will vote on tonight includes e-cigarettes and vapor, snuff,
dip, and anything ...
Smoking While Driving?
KTRH - October 23, 2014
Smoking already is banned in many Houston restaurants, office buildings
and even some public spaces -- now some say your car should be off limits
considering rider code of conduct
Houston Chronicle - October 22, 2014
Metro could expand its smoking ban to uncovered bus stops and park and
ride ... When banned, someone who returns to a transit facility could
be arrested for ...
children exposed to liquid nicotine
KFDA - October 22, 2014
Amarillo, TX - Poison control centers continue to see a large increase
in calls of children exposed to liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes.
The centers in ...
Smoking Ban Could Expand to Regulation Inside Cars and ...
Breitbart News - October 22, 2014
Section 8.17.033 of the ordinance bans smoking in outdoor areas as well.
... section has raised eyebrows as it could lead to banning smoking
in a citizen's car at ...
of the Curve": Popular Denton Bars Ban Smoking
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - October 21 2014
Denton banned smoking in restaurants and other indoor establishments
in April 2013, amid a wave of new smoking bans nationwide. ... The trio
of Fry Street bars banning smoking are still allowing smoking on their
outdoor patios and said that ...
'Ooh That Smell'
Terrell Tribune - October 21, 2014
Like Spencer said, you not only smell the cigarette smoke. You also
taste ... Years after the ban took effect, it was obvious that fear
was unfounded. Just as it was ...
to vote on smoke-free ordinance Thursday
KCBD-TV - October 21, 2014
Harris is president of the West Texas Smoke Free Coalition. ... "I
think it would be a complete overreach by government because the ban
on it is prett
College updates e-cigarette policy
Midland Reporter-Telegram - October 21, 2014
Trustees approved a policy update to state that smoking, "including
use of smokeless devices like electronic cigarettes," is prohibited
except in designated ...
E-Cigs Sooner, Not Later
MedPage Today - October 21, 2014
E-cigarettes have the potential to eliminate consumption of combusted
tobacco, but only when the FDA exercises "thoughtful" regulation
of the products, authors ...
Karen Gibson Encourages Citizens to Speak On ...
News/Talk 790 KFYO - October 21, 2014
There are businesses all over town that are non-smoking, good for them,
but they got to choose it. It's not the Lubbock City Council telling
them you have to do ...
to enforce smoking ban
Paris News - October 21, 2014
The ban, adopted Oct. 13, imposes a smoking ban on city property including
parks, except in designated posted areas; inside city owned or operated
Morning Brief: It's Time to Show Up and Fight the Lubbock ...
News/Talk 790 KFYO - October 21, 2014
The ban on smoking would not only include cigarettes, but also cigars,
dip, snuff, pipes, and yes even vapor and ... Smoking bans are where
it all begins.
Council to discuss a ban on smoking in public areas
MYfoxLUBBOCK.COM - October 20, 2014
Cassie Lindsay has never smoked a day in her life. The mom of three,
said she does everything in her power to keep her children away from
may be banned in restaurants, parks
Terrell Tribune - October 20, 2014
1, one that would ban smoking in restaurants, city parks and city vehicles.
... bars in restaurants would change from no restrictions to designated
smoking areas ...
teen ambassador to anti-smoking campaign
Odessa American - October 19, 2014
Alexius said her grandparents, both longtime smokers, have developed
health ... like to see a city ordinance go into effect that would ban
the use in some areas, ...
set to square off on Nov. 4
Denton Record Chronicle - October 18, 2014
Crownover said she has always been a strong advocate for the environment
and added that she will continue to work on her smoking ban legislation
that has ...
approve ban of electronic vaporizing devices
Alvarado Star - October 16, 2014
On Monday, the AISD school board broadened the ban on the use of ...
"We expect all adults to model an attitude of anti-smoking for
our students, many of whom ...
Stephenville Empire-Tribune - October 15, 2014
Should the Council decide to ban smoking in city owned buildings or
on city owned property, I am fine with ... Smoking inside public buildings
should be banned.
smoking regs on tap; includes e-cigs
Terrell Tribune - October 15, 2014
Other provisions of the update include: bars in restaurants would change
from no restrictions to designated smoking areas with separate ventilation;
council flicks smoking ban to the curb
Stephenville Empire-Tribune - October 15, 2014
On the agenda was a recommendation by councilman Casey Hogan that the
council consider an ordinance banning smoking in restaurants, bars and
it out: Report suggests smoking ban in parks
Daily News - Galveston County - October 15, 2014
Stub it out: Report suggests smoking ban in parks. Story · Comments.
Rules of Conduct. 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd,
racist or ..
mixes media; joins students, staff
UTA The Shorthorn - October 15, 2014
Graduate student Doug Davis wasn't sure his acrylic painting, "A
Fine Cuban Cigar," would be displayed because of the smoking ban.
Davis is glad the library is ...
Community Impact Newspaper - October 15, 2014
... San Marcos' bar scene was shaken up when a citywide ban on smoking
took ... Marcos City Council passed a citywide ordinance banning smoking
in public ...
Medina returns to city council, ready to clean up 'mess'
KSAT San Antonio - October 14, 2014
He wants to champion a city ordinance prohibiting the sale of e-cigarettes
to minors and address a growing list of constituent concerns. He's also
popularity brings shops to Midland
EagleFordTexas.com - October 13, 2014
Midland College has had smoking restrictions in place for 20 years -
smoking is limited to ... to smoke. "I could see where businesses
would (ban e-cigarettes).
Texas-OU Weekend: Longhorns And Sooners Invade Dallas
KERA News - October 12, 2014
The list also includes hard plastic or metal water bottles, laser pointers,
e cigarettes and umbrellas even though rain is in the forecast for kickoff.
But Schuler's ...
leads effort to ban smoking in all public places (with online poll)
Stephenville Empire-Tribune - October 9, 2014
Should Stephenville pass a ban on smoking in public places? Vote online
now at yourstephenvilletx.com. Posted: Thursday, October 9, 2014 7:00
Wow weekend in Chandler coming soon
Chandler Brownsboro - October 9, 2014
With the newly-instated parks rules, there will be absolutely no smoking,
dipping, or vaping allowed anywhere in Winchester Park. ...
outlawing smoking on campus
Daily Toreador (Texas Tech University) - October 9, 2014
As of Oct. 1, there are at least 1,478 completely smoke-free campuses
... Sophia Chapman, director of the Office of Student Conduct at Texas
Tech, said Tech is not currently on the way to becoming a smoke-free
campus, but the university does have...
council considers banning smoking in restaurants
Terrell Tribune - October 8, 2014
The city of Forney in 2013 passed its own smoking regulations. The new
ordinance, which was to become effective March 1, 2013, bans smoking
in public ...
approves health plan changes, Smith Hill project
Huntsville Item - October 7, 2014
1, 2016, city employees who are not tobacco-free will be charged
$50 a month in ... questioned how the city would police who is and who
is not tobacco-free. ...
MD Anderson, University of Houston Cancer ...
BioNews Texas - October 6, 2014
There are 19 Local Mental Health Authorities (LMHAs) with several clinics
throughout Texas that are scheduled to become tobacco-free within two
City Council Expands Smoking Ban to Kush, 'Plant Products'
News 92 FM - October 1, 2014
Plenty of questions, and lots of discussion before Houston City Council
voted Wednesday to expand the definition of smoking, and make a prime
public area off-limits to smokers.
expands smoking ban to include Main Street Square
Chron.com - October 1, 2014
Main Street Square is now a smoke-free zone following the City Council's
decision Wednesday to expand Houston's smoking ban to pedestrian plazas,
High School sophomore plans public smoking ban petition
Aransas Pass Progress - October 1, 2014
One Ingleside High School student is on a mission to put an end to tobacco
in his community. Sophomore Carlos Vela, 15, was appointed last week
by the Texas School Safety Center as one of 20 teen ambassadors for
their statewide tobacco prevention program Say What!, an acronym for
Students, Adults and Youth Working Hard Against Tobacco. He said he
hopes his ambassadorship will help him get an ordinance passed in Ingleside
to ban public smoking.
considers expanding smoking ban again
Chron.com (blog) - September 30, 2014
City Council is considering redefining Houstons smoking ban to include
all plant substances and combustible materials, as well as expanding
the areas covered to include public pedestrian walkways. Currently,
the citys smoking ordinance contemplates only tobacco products, outlawing
smoking within 25 feet of a public facility, places of employment, bars
and restaurants, outdoor sports arenas and stadiums, city libraries
were seen at FallsFest despite a new ordinance desinged to ban smoking
at parks ($$)
Times Record News - September 30, 2014
WICHITA FALLS, Texas - FallsFest has come and gone for another year,
but for some people, lack of ordinance enforcement left a bad taste
in their mouths because of smoking.
in the shadows of the smoking ban
Weatherford Democrat - September 27, 2014
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4746 Commander Roger Blair remembers cigarettes
as something hed turn to during his time at war for a reprieve. When
it came time to eat, a small pack of them would always come with his
C-Rations, he said. Although hes working on becoming a reformed smoker,
sticking to his handy e-cigarette nowadays, Blair said his organization
is facing a battle they never signed up for, and they cant even smoke
for relief. Weatherfords smokefree ordinance adopted by city council
in late February by a 3-2 vote, while a victory for some, has become
a problem for many at the local VFW post. More than 70 percent of its
members have expressed their desire to bring smoking back inside their
facility, according to a survey sent out by the organization.
to consider public 'vaping' ban
WOAI - September 26, 2014
BOERNE -- The Boerne City Council is considering banning the use of
electronic cigarettes, or vaping devices, in public places like restaurants
and movie theatres.
smoking ban to benefit creatures large and small
WFAA - September 26, 2014
"Right now, today, 25 feet from a building they can smoke,"
said Sean Greene, vice president of guest services at the Dallas Zoo.
"As of October 1, we will have them out in the parking lot."
Greene said the new policy solves one of the top complaints at the Dallas
Zoo. The zoo is an outdoor public park, so zoo officials had to get
special permission from the Dallas Parks board to banish smoking. .
Signs will soon be posted all over the zoo alerting visitors of the
new policy. The ban includes electronic cigarettes, making the zoo one
of the first in Dallas to officially prohibit vaping.
Texas Employers Largely Stomping Out Smoking
D Healthcare Daily - September 26, 2014
A first-time survey of Texas employers found that the vast majority
restrict tobacco use during work hours, a positive sign that outreach
efforts to dissuade Americans from partaking in the most preventable
cause of death are working. The survey, conducted by the Texas Business
Group on Health, reported that 90 percent of the surveyed companies
have policies restricting tobacco use in the workplace and 76 percent
have established policies banning smoking indoors. Seventy-one percent
also restrict the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems, such
Worth aims to prioritize health for employees
Insurance News Net - September 26, 2014
"As a part of Blue Zones, there is a discussion about whether parks
and things should be tobacco free, but that is not what we are talking
about here," Dickerson ...
Garage offers coffee now, and a live music venue in the future
The Fort Stockton Pioneer - September 25, 2014
The interior houses a coffee shop with small lounge area and a vapor
shop selling electronic cigarettes and accessories. The rest of the
10,000 square foot ...
Denton Record - September 24, 2014
Since it doesn't burn tobacco, e-cigarettes were marketed as a safe
alternative to cigarettes and a product people can "smoke"
in places with smoke-free indoor ...
Lakeview bans e-cigarettes on city and school property
Waco Tribune-Herald - September 24, 2014
The use of electronic cigarettes is officially banned in Lacy Lakeview
on city or ... City council Tuesday night voted on a second reading
to amend its tobacco ...
Business Group on Health Reports on Employers' Tobacco Policies
PR Newswire - September 24, 2014
Survey indicates employers are prepared for the Affordable Care Act's
tobacco cessation rules
Tree student to serve on tobacco prevention board
Longview News-Journal - September 24, 2014
"As a senior in high school, I still put advocating a tobacco-free
life at a high priority, and I plan on continuing tobacco prevention
work in college." Say What!
Business Group on Health Reports on Employers' Tobacco ...
NEWS.GNOM.ES - September 24, 2014
Seventy-one percent also restrict use of e-cigarettes and the like.
Many companies offer a variety of innovative tobacco cessation programs
and support ...
Village considering fees for online bill payments
Your Houston News - September 23, 2014
The city's ordinance to define smoking states inhaling, exhaling, burning,
or carrying any lighted or heated cigar, cigarette or pipe in any manner
or form, ...
El Paso Inc. - September 23, 2014
Ask Pettit what she believes is her greatest impact on the El Paso community,
and she says without hesitation, "The non-smoking ordinance."
Passed in 2001 ...
kills, e-smoke annoys
SFA The Pine Log - September 24, 2014
I know nothing has been proven connecting E-cigarettes to causing anything
harmful like regular cigarettes do, but as someone who chooses to not
put any form ...
Lakeview to consider ban on e-cigarettes
Waco Tribune-Herald - September 23, 2014
Lacy Lakeview officials Tuesday night will consider banning the use
of ... season, the city received complaints that parents were smoking
e-cigarettes ... Midway ISD already bans possession or use of e-cigarettes
on campus property, he said.
cigarette use in question in Panorama Village clubhouse
Your Houston News - September 22, 2014
... at the city's golf course clubhouse, which is prohibited by city
ordinance. ... "It's in our ordinances that it's not allowed,"
Panorama Village Mayor Howard Kravetz said. ... Currently, smoking of
any kind is not allowed in the clubhouse but is ...
Researchers Study Impact of Smoking Ban in Homeless ...
Newswise (press release) - September 22, 2014
Instituting a partial smoking ban at a homeless shelter can lead to
a reduction in expired carbon monoxide levels, ...
Ban at Shelter Homes Encourages Quitting the Habit
Headlines & Global News - September 22, 2014
A smoking ban at homeless shelter is successful in helping residents
quit smoking to a certain extent, according to a new study by the University
of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
students work to clear Kilgore's air
Kilgore News Herald - September 20, 2014
Kilgore High School students Cecilia and Karla Rodriguez are taking
their efforts for a smoke-free air to the state again through Texas
School Safety Centers Say What! Program
Press: Electronic cigarettes no longer allowed in classrooms [VIDEO]
The Patriot Talon - September 19, 2014
Do you vape? New UT Tyler legislation prevents vaping in classrooms
and requires everyone who is vaping to be at least 25 feet from entrances.
ISD bans e-cigs on property: Move follows Smith County's ...
KYTX - September 19, 2014
(TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - Tyler ISD trustees Thursday followed the
lead of Smith County officials and prohibited the use of electronic
cigarettes or any ...
smoking ban goes into effect
Waxahachie Daily Light - September 18, 2014
EDITOR'S NOTE: IMPACT Waxahachie provided a Frequently Asked Questions
for residents and business owners to explain the ordinance passed by
the city ...
the Waxahachie Smoke-Free Air Ordinance 2757
Waxahachie Daily Light - September 18, 2014
Explaining the Waxahachie Smoke-Free Air Ordinance 2757 - Waxahachie
Daily Light: Business ...
smoking a hot trend but clouded by health concerns
Great Falls Tribune - September 15, 2014
With cigarettes, you really have to push through smoking it the first
time. ... Richardson has adopted ordinances that ban the use of tobacco
products, including ...
Station City Council approves restrictions on sale of e ...
The Eagle - September 13, 2014
Minors in College Station will not be able to own, purchase or use e-cigarettes
after Sept. 22 because of an ordinance change passed by the College
Station City Council on Thursday night...
Council Approves Banning E-Cigarettes to Minors
WTAW - September 12, 2014
The College Station city council has approved banning e-cigarettes to
minors. That includes possession and consumption. Before the unanimous
vote applying ...
clears Texas Wesleyan campus
The Rambler - September 11, 2014
The ban includes all tobacco products, from cigarettes to cigars to
smokeless ... The policy also prohibits tobacco advertising, and money
being accepted from ...
Ban Tabled by College Station City Council
KBTX - September 10, 2014
Some E-cigarettes do have nicotine, while others are nicotine and tobacco
free. Assistant to College Station City Manager, Chris Jarmon says now
the the ...
bans smoking in public parks
Community Impact Newspaper - September 10, 2014
It also prohibited the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and the possession
or use of ... amendment that would prohibit the possession of all tobacco
products in city ...
aims to snuff out e-cigarette use by minors
Kingsville Record - September 10, 2014
With electronic cigarettes growing in popularity, Kingsville police
are taking steps to restrict their availability to minors within the
city limits by introducing an ...
Council to reconsider e-cig ordinance
Texas A&M The Battalion - September 10, 2014
"After careful consideration, staff decided to bring forward an
ordinance that only places restrictions on minors' access to e-cigarettes,"
said Colin Killian, ...
Tech Doc: It may be time for a comprehensive indoor smoking ban
Lubbock (TX) Avalanche-Journal - September 9, 2014
In Lubbock, an effort is afoot to eliminate the exceptions that exist
to a public indoor smoking ban... While opinions vary on the proposed
comprehensive ban, here are a few more facts to consider from a medical
point of view:
the cigs: Burn ban returns for all City of Austin parks and ...
CultureMap Austin - September 9, 2014
Thanks to the hot and dry conditions throughout Central Texas, Austin
Parks and Recreation Department has issued the ban which prohibits smoking
and the ...
not allowed in campus buildings
The Patriot Talon - September 9, 2014
The smoking policy is now treating e-cigarettes and other cigarette
devices - cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, snuff - the same as cigarettes,
prohibiting their use
Smoke jeopardizes health
LubbockOnline.com - September 7, 2014
My mother, relatives and friends have all suffered from the harmful
effects of secondhand smoke. They join the thousands of Lubbock employees
suffering every ...
Valley morning Star - September 7, 2014
Smoke Busters Help Pass Harlingens New Smoking Ordinance The city of
Harlingen now guarantees a 100 percent smoke-free environment in all
workplaces around the city thanks in part to the efforts of a group
of students called the Harlingen Smoke Busters.
Property owner has right to invite smokers
LubbockOnline.com - September 6, 2014
The nonsmoking argument does not affect my smoking right, but it would
deny the right of a property owner to invite a smoker into his business.
He has that ...
residents ponder impact of CVS pulling tobacco from store shelves
KBMT 12 (Beaumont, TX) - September 3, 2014
Joe Billubs is thrilled that CVS will no longer sell tobacco. "A
good idea...that'll help a whole lot of people stop smoking," Billubs
said. Drugstore competitor Walgreens is still evaluating if its a good
thing. There are those who sound doubtful that
asked to review smoke-free mandate
Waxahachie Daily Light - September 3, 2014
Wayne Strickland, owner of the College Street Restaurant and Pub, told
the city council the smoking ban, in its current form, would be harmful
to small ...
Doc calls CVS Tobacco Ban a Smart Move
KBTX - September 3, 2014
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - It's a move smokers may not like, but health
care ... a statement that they don't want to be associate with smoking,"
council should consider more evidence, not default to restricting ...
Texas A&M The Battalion - September 3, 2014
The big sell for an ordinance amendment presented to the city council
for ... no citations were issued for smoking traditional cigarettes
in public in the last year.
ban in effect for Houston parks and libraries
KHOU - September 2, 2014
The ban was passed back in July and took effect after the day after
Labor Day. Almost 1,000 American cities have already banned smoking
in their parks.
begins at Barton Springs spillway
MyFox Austin - September 2, 2014
Starting Tuesday, alcohol is banned on the Barton Springs Spillway.
... Officers will also be heavily enforcing the park's smoking ban and
if caught, you could ...
city parks smoking ban begins today
KTRK-TV - September 2, 2014
That's because a smoking ban goes into effect today. Houston joins
36 other cities in Texas with the same sort of ordinances. Also, a smoking
ban already in ...
Property owners should decide
LubbockOnline.com - September 1, 2014
Those who want to ban smoking are usually no more interested in protecting
the public health than those who promoted Obamacare under the pretense
and businesses upset as e-cig ban takes effect Sept. 1
KFOX El Paso - August 31, 2014
Astrad Diaz, a bartender at Adrian's, said customers did not welcome
the idea with open arms when they were told they could no longer smoke
prepare for city-wide electronic cigarette ban starting Monday
El Paso Times - August 30, 2014
Vapers, those people who use e-cigarettes to give them the sensation
and satisfaction of ... pipes or traditional cigarettes, and heat a
flavored liquid that contains nicotine and .... "While tobacco
smoke contains high levels of polycyclic aromatic ...
Secondhand smoke causes significant harm
LubbockOnline.com - August 30, 2014
I would like to voice my support for a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance
for ... from secondhand smoke exposure is to prohibit smoking in all
denies VFW no-smoking exemption
Weatherford Democrat - August 30, 2014
The Weatherford City Council Tuesday denied a request from the local
Veterans of Foreign Wars group, which requested exemption from the city's
State of the University Address Fast Approaching
KIII TV3 - August 28, 2014
The long-term effects of smoke electronic cigarettes is unknown. The
W.H.O. recent recommended e-cigs be ban inside.More >>. The long-term
effects of smoke ...
you think electronic cigarettes should be banned from public ...
Bryan-College Station Eagle - August 27, 2014
Do you think electronic cigarettes should be banned from public places
as cigarettes are under city ordinance? Total Votes: 159. Yes, they're
gross 86 54%
Station City council unable to reach agreement to regulate ...
KWKT - August 26, 2014
College Station, Texas (KWKT) - After discussions Monday the College
Station City council was unable to reach an agreement to regulate electronic
Station City Council Delays Action on Ban of Electronic ...
KBTX - August 25, 2014
College Station City Council Delays Action on Ban of Electronic Cigarettes
... and would also ban the use of e-cigarettes where tobacco smoking
needs a 21st century non-smoking ordinance
Huntsville Item - August 25, 2014
Most modern Texas cities have an effective non-smoking ordinances. The
city policy ... This ordinance was drawn in the sand and has no enforcement
stadium rules made with students' safety in mind
The Baylor Lariat - August 25, 2014
Also, in conjuncture with the university-wide ban on tobacco products,
smoking will not be permitted at the stadium which is an extension of
There is no constitutional right to smoke
LubbockOnline.com - August 23, 2014
As a third-year law student at Texas Tech, I would like to address some
of the arguments raised by those opposed to strengthening the smoke-free
report shows Texas is lagging in tobacco prevention, Amarillo surging
KVII ProNews 7 (Amarillo, TX) - August 22, 2014
The report called How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State
Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality states
Texas is falling behind in tobacco prevention. It reports that Texas
has had little to no tax increase in the past 6
ramps up its health drive; Program eyes working with other ...
Austin Herald - August 22, 2014
With tobacco use, SHIP is contracting with the American Lung Association
to survey rental properties about smoke-free policies. Studier also
plans to reach out ...
Worth Blue Zones Project asks for policy changes to promote ...
Fort Worth Star Telegram - August 21, 2014
The tobacco policies could address tobacco litter, electronic cigarettes,
creating smoke-free zones and limiting smoking in outdoor dining, beverage
and service ...
Wesleyan goes smoke-free
Fort Worth Star Telegram - August 20, 2014
Texas Christian University allows tobacco products and e-cigs on campus
at least 25 feet from any entrance or exit. Wesleyan students caught
violating the rule ...
approves citywide smoke free ordinance, 4-1
Waxahachie (TX) Daily Light - August 20, 2014
City Council approved an ordinance prohibiting smoking in work places
and public places Monday. The ordinance passed in a 4-1 vote. The ordinance
prohibits smoking inside of most businesses, public buildings, city-
owned facilities, nursing homes, within
Heights mulls public smoking ban
mySanAntonio.com - August 20, 2014
As of July 1, nearly 80 Texas cities have enacted local smoking bans
of varying degrees, including San ... Neither Olmos Park nor Terrell
Hills have such a ban.
Tonk Texas celebrates new patio, great performers
Beaumont Enterprise - August 20, 2014
The bar's smoke-free policy officially took effect on July 30 and, so
far, owner Derek Billingsley has been pleased with the response. "So
far, it's been pretty good ...
Station City Council Propose A Ban On E-Cigarettes In ...
KAGS News - August 19, 2014
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - E-cigs are a growing trend among young adults
and many people looking for a substitute to smoking traditional cigarettes.
The new ...
to ban e-cig sales to minors
Sealy News - July 31, 2014
The Sealy City Council asked for an ordinance to be drafted July 22
to ban sales of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, to those under 18
years of age. Currently ...
looks at smoke-free plan
Joshua Star - July 29, 2014
Mayor Joe Hollarn asked if the smoking ban would extend to or overrule
any bans ... Welch replied that district bans are already in place and
any city ban would not ... banning minors from purchasing, possessing
or using electronic cigarettes, ...
Smoke-Free Billboards are Popping Up All Over Wichita Falls
KFDX - July 29, 2014
Also, several of the billboards emphasize smoke-free playgrounds, and
officials say this is something they want visitors to really enjoy when
they visit Wichita ..
Clips is underway to build its second store next door to Papa ...
Times Record News - July 29, 2014
The smokers complained a little at first, but they still came back.
... The city smoking ordinance grandfathered businesses with separate
smoking sections, giving ...
Nanny government not needed
LubbockOnline.com - July 28, 2014
This morning, I heard Mayor Robertson on the radio, discussing a possible
non-smoking ordinance. He illustrated the problem as a trade-off between
City Council to consider downtown improvement
Dallas Morning News - July 28, 2014
The council will also consider an ordinance establishing regulations
on the use and sale of electronic cigarettes and a $4 million bid for
the 15th Street ...
City Council member speaks out on e-cigarette verdict
KTXS - July 25, 2014
The council voted Thursday to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors,
but didn't amend the city's smoking ordinance to prohibit its use in
Abilene public places.
considering sale of e-cigs to inmates
ConnectAmarillo.com - July 25, 2014
AMARILLO, TX -- E-cig companies have a new target. Certain companies
have started reaching out to jails to start selling the popular product
Mayor Glen Robertson Talks About City Budget And ...
News/Talk 790 KFYO - July 25, 2014
... recent budgeting decisions and the proposed smoking ban ordinance.
... supporter of business owner rights and believes ordinance banning
smoking tobacco ...
Morning Brief: LIVE From Culligan Water, Lubbock City ...
News/Talk 790 KFYO - July 25, 2014
Four members of the West Texas Smoke Free Coalition, a liberal group
that was ... Twelve speakers spoke out against a proposed smoking ban
stores face extremes of risk, opportunity
Newsday - July 25, 2014
Their customers are mostly former tobacco smokers who enjoy "vaping.
... Severe regulation of e-cigarettes could restrict or even close these
businesses. ... E-cigarettes don't face the same restrictions on marketing
as tobacco, the products are ...
Cause Mixed Emotions at City Council Public Hearing
Big Country Homepage - July 24, 2014
City Council voted Thursday to ban the sale and use of E-Cigarettes
to minors, but not to impose the regulations of them in public places.
This is after a big ...
to ban smoking, firearms in city buildings
Valley Morning Star - July 24, 2014
RAYMONDVILLE In this town that boasts its Western flair, city
officials have taken a stand against firearms and smoking on the job
in city buildings.
Falls Public Health Office Receive Smoking Ordinance Signs
KFDX - July 24, 2014
The signs advise that cigarette and electronic cigarette smoking is
not allowed within 20 feet of a business entrance or location, like
a playground, and five feet ...
where you can still smoke in Houston
Chron.com - July 24, 2014
A city ordinance already bans smoking within 25 feet of a public facility,
places of employment, ... When smoking was banned in Houston bars in
2007, drinkers soon grew ... Mayor Annise Parker has been very vocal
about banning smoking in park ... If a patron complains or staff notices
someone violating the ban, parks or ...
Bans Sale of E-Cigs to Minors, Does Not Ban Public Use
Big Country Homepage - July 24, 2014
Council Bans Sale of E-Cigs to Minors, Does Not Ban Public Use ...
people quit smoking, an opinion backed up by the manager of Stogies
Vapor located ... that the council was not interested in banning e-cigarettes
from Abilene; however, the ...
East Texas schools taking stance on electronic cigarettes
Longview News-Journal - July 24, 2014
Longview: City Manager David Willard has banned the use of e-cigarettes
among city ... Gladewater: The City Council in May voted to ban minors
from buying, ... Some East Texas school districts are banning electronic
cigarettes, while others ... levels of nicotine, the addictive chemical
also consumed by smoking tobacco.
from E-Cigarettes Need More Research
Big Country Homepage - July 23, 2014
The Abilene City Council will meet tomorrow, July 24th, to discuss
the possibility of adding E-cigarettes to the city wide smoking ban
ordinance. City Council ...
Houston bans smoking in city parks
KPRC-TV (Houston, TX) - July 23, 2014
Starting Sept. 2, all Houston city parks will be smoke-free, and those
who don't follow the new rules could face a hefty fine. Syan Rhodes
banned at Houston city parks and libraries
KPRC-TV (Houston, TX) - July 23, 2014
The City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department and Houston Public
Library have announced plans to ban smoking and tobacco products at
all of their properties. Houston City Council met on Wednesday to discuss
the new policy going into effect.
It will take a village to tackle tobacco
Chron.com - July 23, 2014
A large segment of the public is exposed to, and develops cancer from,
secondhand smoke. Sadly, children continue to be affected. In fact,
more than 3,000 ...
library, parks to announce new no-smoking rules
Chron.com - July 23, 2014
Houston library and parks staff will announce new no-smoking regulations
to City ... the smoking ban to include tobacco products of any type
on library premises. ... Smoking already is banned inside library buildings
and within 25 feet of the ..
sales to minors banned in Eastland
KTXS - July 23, 2014
The proposed Abilene ban would actually add e-cigarettes to the current
smoking ban ordinance in place for traditional cigarettes. It would
additionally prohibit ...
sales supplement jail budget
Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune - July 22, 2014
The Titus County jail is a tobacco-free zone, and contraband smuggling
has always been a serious problem. It was a constant struggle,
with people trying to ...
weigh selling e-cigarettes to inmates; Painter refuses
Midland Reporter-Telegram - July 22, 2014
While traditional cigarettes are banned from most jails, vendors of
e-cigarettes ... Herklotz, who supports banning e-cigarettes to prevent
issues with contraband at jails. ... a financial benefit, he won't budge
on his policy of no smoking -- period.
Smoking in Most Texas Jails, But Many May Soon Sell E-Cigs
Governing - July 21, 2014
While traditional cigarettes are banned from most jails, vendors of
e-cigarettes, ... With county jails facing budget shortfalls, e-cigarette
vendors are pushing their ... jails strictly banned tobacco but that
sheriffs were likely to view e-cigarettes more ... You can enter an
anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
City Council E-Cigarette Hearing Thursday
Big Country Homepage - July 21, 2014
City Council will hear from Abilene residents about a proposed city
ordinance that would prevent the use of e-cigarettes within twenty feet
of smoke-free ...
Eastland Ordinance Could Prohibit E-Cigs Sale, Use to ...
Big Country Homepage - July 21, 2014
Monday night, the Eastland Commissioners Court unanimously voted to
pass an ordinance prohibiting the sale, use, and possession of electronic
cigarettes to ...
Free Paso to launch new campaign
El Paso Inc. - July 21, 2014
A Smoke Free Paso del Norte will launch a new set of testimonials with
area residents talking about their experiences in quitting smoking.
The stories feature the ...
Sheriffs Mull Selling E-Cigarettes to Inmates
New York Times July 19, 2014
As a way to allow some inmates to get their nicotine fix and sheriffs
to shore up tight budgets, county jails across the country have begun
selling electronic cigarettes. Though the trend has largely bypassed
Texas, jail officials say that could change as sheriffs begin to warm
up to the smokeless technology.
director talks electronic cigarette safety in Houston [VIDEO]
CW39 NewsFix - July 19, 2014
HOUSTON, TX In a world of good and bad, right and wrong, black and white,
electronic cigarettes are not safe. That`s because nicotine isn`t good
for you. It doesn`t cause cancer, but it isn`t good for you. But for
those addicted to tobacco products and not concerned with a world of
absolutes, only Sith deal in absolutes after all, these light saber-like
personal vaping devices are safer than cigarettes. And that`s all that
matters to them. Linc Williams, director of the new documentary We Are
Vapers was at The Vapor Gypsy in Houston this weekend discussing proposed
regulation, cautionary advice and industry standards set for the e-cig
Falls Smoking Ordinance Now in Effect
KFDX - July 17, 2014
It bans smoking in public places, within 20 feet of the entrance of
a public place, or 5 ... that open after June 17th, which would have
to ban smoking immediately.
Council approves e-cigarette restrictions
Community Impact Newspaper - July 16, 2014
On July 10, Cedar Park City Council approved an ordinance that bans
... City Council heard first readings on June 26 that would ban e-cigarette
sales to minors ... The other ordinance adds e-cigarette use to smoking
as activities banned in city ...
industry grows, future still hazy for e-cigarette regulations
Community Impact Newspaper - July 16, 2014
A city of Kyle ordinance banning the sale of electronic cigarettes
and similar .... 2009 and 2011 legislative sessions to ban smoking in
public places statewide.
Gonzales ink alternative school deal
Wilson County News - July 16, 2014
Also during the meeting, the board has taken a stance against electronic
cigarettes and vaporizer cigarettes, prohibiting the use of the smokeless
Department Preps for Smoking Ordinance
KFDX - July 15, 2014
Restaurants that have separate smoking sections and bars have a two
year grace period before they go totally smoke free. Officials says
some businesses plan ...
Gibson on City of Lubbock issues
MYfoxLUBBOCK.COM - July 14, 2014
Councilwoman Gibson also touched on the smoke-free propositions put
before ... the smoke-free coalition wants, an ordinance would only ban
urges Lubbock council to adopt smoking ban; leaders mixed
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal - July 11, 2014
For more than just health reasons, the West Texas Smoke-Free Coalition
again asked the Lubbock City Council to completely ban smoking at local
businesses. This time, the coalition also cited what its proponents
called economic benefits.
Pro Tem Jim Gerlt Talks About Smoking Ban, LP&L, and The ...
News/Talk 790 KFYO - July 11, 2014
Currently, Lubbock allows smoking in bars and bingo halls, but not
public ... of business because they couldn't use the whole restaurant
and when the ban was ...
Morning Brief: Obama Talks Economy and Rips Republicans ...
News/Talk 790 KFYO - July 11, 2014
The group who is attempting to grow government and ban smoking urged
the city council to pass an ordinance at their next meeting. The city
council also moved ...
approves salary increases
Wilson County News - July 9, 2014
Unanimously, the board approved a ban on e-cigarettes from
all district facilities. Also during the meeting, Moreno presented a
report on the cost for renting ...
owners speak out on proposed Abilene e-cigarette ban
KTXS - July 8, 2014
Since the city announced a possible ban on e-cigarettes Monday, Abilene
business owners who sell the smoking alternative definitely aren't shy
about sharing ...
Eastland Ordinance Could Prohibit E-Cigs Sale, Use to Minors [VIDEO]
Big Country Homepage - July 7, 2014
This month's Commissioners Court meeting in Eastland will discuss the
second and final reading of a proposed ordinance that would prohibit
the sale, use, and possession of electronic cigarettes to minors.
use of e-cigarettes a growing topic in Corpus Christi ($$)
Corpus Christi Caller Times - July 7, 2014
Micah DeBenedetto/Special to the Caller-Times Victor Rivera demonstrates
how to properly dismantle the e-cigarette to load the e-liquid at Monster
of Abilene considers adding e-cigarettes to smoking ban
KTXS - July 7, 2014
ABILENE, Texas - The city of Abilene is considering whether to add e-cigarettes
to its current ban on smoking.
Anti-smoking, gun logic same
LubbockOnline.com - July 7, 2014
Finally, second-hand smoke research is still not absolute nor completely
conclusive. Nor is there truly conclusive evidence Lubbock citizens
are completely ...
City Council to Consider Banning E-Cigarettes
Big Country Homepage - July 7, 2014
On Thursday, July 10, the Abilene City Council will consider making
what may be seen as a controversial change to the citys smoking ordinance.
The council will consider banning electronic cigarettes from public
places such as restaurants and bars in the same way regular cigarettes
Clouds on E-Cigs' Horizon
Dallas Observer - July 3, 2014
The woman behind the curtain is busy today. She has too many orders
to fill. Bottles of chemicals surround her as she leans over a small
table and mixes a little from one and then another to create a "house
blend" recipe while customers linger in the front room of her and
her husband's vape shop in Arlington.
comply with new smoking ban
Valley morning Star - July 2, 2014
HARLINGEN On Monday, this city became the 37th in Texas to impose a
widespread smoking ban, a seamless transition for some and a blow to
business for others.
viewers sound off on proposed ban of e-cig sales to minors
KSAT San Antonio - July 2, 2014
SAN ANTONIO - District 7 City Councilman Cris Medina filed a Council
Consideration Request on Monday proposing the ban of sales of electronic
Anti-smoking group clears air
LubbockOnline.com - July 1, 2014
A public smoke-free ordinance has been in effect in Lubbock for more
than a ... a few carefully crafted loopholes that allow smoking in bars,
cocktail lounges and ...
bans across Texas
Valley morning Star - July 1, 2014
Attempts to pass a smoking ban law in Texas have failed twice in the
state Legislature, in May 2007, and then in May 2009. Since 1997, the
states only smoking law says you cannot smoke at school or school sponsored
events, on a school campus or elsewhere; and in areas that are open
to the public, like elevators, theaters, libraries, museums, hospitals,
buses, airplanes, and trains, unless the owner of the building or establishment
designates that smoking is allowed and posts appropriate warning signs.
comply with new smoking ban
Valley morning Star - July 1, 2014
The new regulation, which was approved May 27, is part of the city's
smoke-free air initiative that states one's right to breathe clean air
takes priority over one's ...
ORDINANCE TO PROTECT ITS CITIZENS' RIGHT TO ...
The Valley Town Crier - July 1, 2014
HARLINGEN A new ordinance which will grant all Harlingen citizens, workers
and visitors greater protections from the proven dangers of secondhand
smoke exposure took effect today. In May, Mayor Chris Boswell and the
Harlingen City Council passed a strong, comprehensive smoke-free ordinance
to make all workplaces, including restaurants and bars, smoke-free.
Would Restrict 'E-Cig" Sales in San Antonio
WOAI.com - July 1, 2014
Newsradio 1200 WOAI reports that an effort is gaining steam at City
Hall to ban the sale of those so called 'e-cigs' to kids under the age
of 18. The push is being made by northwest side Councilman Cris Medina,
who says the 'liquid nicotine' which is the active ingredient in many,
but not all, electronic cigarettes.
organization ignites smoke-free movement
MYfoxLUBBOCK.COM - June 29, 2014
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.
lawmakers push for E-Cig ban to minors [VIDEO]
KFDA - June 27, 2014
The campaign to ban E-cigarettes to minors in Kyle, TX has now caught
the attention ... The new law only outlaws possession of E-cigs by anyone
under 18 and it's ... The FDA is considering requiring that all E-cigarette
vapor mixes be tested, ...
Smoking ban not 'black and white issue' as advocates pressure Lubbock
LubbockOnline.com - June 27, 2014
A breath of fresh air thats what five Lubbock residents asked the City
Council for Thursday night. A coalition formed to create a smoke-free
city asked the council to implement a more comprehensive ordinance that
prevents people from smoking in a bar or restaurant.
approves $2.48 gas increase ($$)
Weatherford Democrat - June 26, 2014
Veterans of Foreign War Post 4746 members expressed their displeasure
with the recent council decision to not allow smoking in their facility.
The council had agreed to consider revoking the ordinance but e-mails
from other VFW members wanting to keep the facility non-smoking swayed
the council to keep the non-smoking ordinance intact. Spokesperson Roger
Blair said he is unsure of where the e-mails came from or if they were
from members at all. "Smoking is the least of our medical concerns,"
Blair said. "We went over and fought so you could sit where you
are right now." Member John Beauchamp said what the city did reflects
on the county and its 162,000 residents. A.J. Glock said the council
was becoming dictators over this.
Park City Council to consider new e-cigarette regulations
Community Impact Newspaper - June 25, 2014
On June 26, Cedar Park City Council will consider ordinances that would
restrict the use of electronic cigarettes in city buildings and forbid
the sale of ...
why some e-cigs are a safer alternative to traditional smoking
Your Houston News - June 25, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration is trying to get a handle on new smoking
products, including electronic cigarettes, with newly proposed regulations
that include banning sales to minors and requiring manufacturers to
register all of their products and ingredients with the FDA.
limits smoking of e-cigarettes ($$)
Alvin Sun Advertiser - June 25, 2014
Electronic cigarettes will now be treated the same as tobacco cigarettes
in Alvin after the City Council voted 7-0 June 19 to regulate their
use in public places, including restaurants. Before the vote, three
people spoke against the ordinances wording that would not allow smoking
Secondhand smoke risks health
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal - June 24, 2014
In response 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.
School District approves maintenance service shift
Austin American-Statesman - June 23, 2014
The changes to the student code of conduct largely reflect additional
language prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes, or other vaping equipment
and accessories, ...
Rep. Isaac to propose outlawing e-cig sales to minors
Community Impact Newspaper - June 23, 2014
State Rep. Jason Isaac said he plans on filing a bill in the upcoming
84th Legislature proposing a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes
and similar products to ...
ISD board to vote to approve ban of e-cigarettes
Killeen Daily Herald - June 23, 2014
Any student caught possessing, giving, selling or using the vaporizing
devices or any associated liquid nicotine products will face disciplinary
action if school board members approve Killeen ISDs new 2014-2015 student
code of conduct handbook at its July 8 meeting.
Regulate e-cigs differently than tobacco cigarettes
Beaumont Enterprise - June 23, 2014
Many cities in Texas have long since banned smoking cigarettes in public
places and buildings. After some initial pushback, most of these bans
have been accepted because of the obvious health threats from cigarettes.
E-cigarettes, however, are a slightly different matter, but that didn't
stop the El Paso City Council from extending its ban on smoking to the
new devices as well. When the law takes effect Sept. 1, "vaping"
will also be illegal on all city-owned properties, including parks.
That seems hasty.
Station districts now among those banning e-cigarettes from schools
Bryan-College Station Eagle - June 21, 2014
Schools across the country are cracking down on students using electronic
cigarettes, and the Bryan and College Station school districts are now
among them. The Bryan school district added electronic cigarettes, or
e-cigarettes, to the list of prohibited items addressed in the student
code of conduct at a board meeting last Monday, effective when school
opens. The College Station school board amended its 2013-2014 code of
conduct to prohibit e-cigarettes last September.
ISD amends student code of conduct to prohibit e-cigarettes
Graham Leader - June 21, 2014
Electronic cigarettes, also called e-cigarettes, are battery-operated
devices that generally contain cartridges filled with nicotine, flavoring
and other chemicals.
has unintended impact ($$)
Area wait staff say less tips due to smoking ban
Paris News - June 20, 2014
Nearly three months have passed since the Paris City Council adopted
an ordinance banning smoking from public restaurants and ball fields
inside city limits, and although not a single citation has been written
and business remains steady, wait staff is claiming a loss to the major
part of their income, tips. I may have to pick up a second job, honestly,
McKees 24-hour Family Restaurant waitress Carolyn Maynard said. Since
the ban passed, I have been bringing home at least $35 less each day.
College Make Tobacco Policy Official [VIDEO]
KFDX - June 18, 2014
For more than ten years, Vernon College has had no smoking signs up
at all of its campuses but no official tobacco policy. Today, that changed.
Vernon College's board of trustees met this morning to write up an official
tobacco policy, which bans all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes,
on all of its campuses. They kept outside designated smoking areas on
all campuses where smoker can light up.
council bans e-cig sales to minors
Mineral Wells Index - June 18, 2014
A debate that has gone on for nearly two months regarding the sale of
e-cigarettes to minors ended Tuesday night with Mineral Wells City Councils
unanimous ruling banning the sale of e-cigarette devices and products
to people under the age of 18. The local ordinance does not make possession
or use of e-cigarettes illegal for minors.
Falls votes to expand smoke-free areas
Kswo.com June 18, 2014
WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS - The Smoke-Free Texas Coalition, comprised of
members from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American
Heart Association, American Lung Association, Americans for Nonsmokers
Rights, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, LIVESTRONG and Texas Medical
Center, released the following statement regarding the city of Wichita
Falls' passage of a smoke-free ordinance.
Paso City Council passes ban on e-cigarettes
El Paso Times - June 17, 2014
The use of electronic cigarettes in public places across El Paso where
smoking is now banned will be prohibited starting Sept. 1, and both
smoking and vaping will be banned from all city-owned properties such
as parks starting in 2015.
to ban e-cigs
La Vernia News - June 18, 2014
Despite their growing popularity as a smokeless alternative to the real
thing, e-cigarettes will be banned on all La Vernia Independent School
District (ISD) ...
Paso Extends Public Bans On Cigarettes To E-Cigs
KRWG - June 18, 2014
El Paso is extending its ban on cigarette smoking in public places to
electronic cigarettes. The City Council voted Tuesday to extend the
ban, effective Sept. 1.
Falls votes to expand smoke-free areas
KSWO - June 18, 2014
WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS - The Wichita Falls City Council voted to make
all restaurants and bars and most other workplaces smoke-free. This
ordinance is a great step forward for health that will better protect
workers and the public from the serious health hazards of secondhand
smoke. However, provisions related to ventilation systems weaken the
law and the two-year implementation of this proposal will continue to
unnecessarily expose workers and residents to the dangers of secondhand
the area & state: Teen killed in drive-by shooting at gas station
Houston Chronicle - June 18, 2014
El Paso extends smoking ban to include vaping EL PASO - El Paso is extending
its ban on cigarette smoking in public places to electronic cigarettes.
The City Council voted Tuesday to extend the ban, effective Sept. 1.
The El Paso Times reported the ban will bar smoking and vaping in 2015
from all city-owned properties, including parks. The ban also would
keep smoke-free areas within 20 feet of all public entrances, except
for El Paso International Airport. Violators will be fined $100 for
the first offense, $200 for a second offense and up to $500 for other
repeat offenses. A group of vapers - those who use e-cigarettes - presented
a petition of what they said was 1,500 signatures opposing the expansion
of the smoking ban
Bars Opening May Not Have Smoking Grace Period
KFDX - June 17, 2014
The vote to extend the effective date for bars to be included in the
two year grace period was another of several concessions given to bar
owners. This extension was requested today by the owners of a new bar
to be built on Jacksboro Highway called Lonestar that will open in September.
While some bar and restaurant owners in Wichita Falls are still concerned
about their businesses past the two year grace period, there are some
in favor of being smoke free.
Falls Smoking Ban Ordinance Passes
KFDX - June 17, 2014
At the Tuesday city council meeting, councilors voted to approve the
smoking ban ordinance with an amendment. The vote was 3 against, 4 in
favor. This ordinance will eliminate smoking in all public places including
bars and restaurants. The amendment states that bars that open before
October 1st are still in the two year grandfather clause. Bars have
a 2 year grace period before the ban takes effect, and restaurants and
food establishments with separate ventilation systems for their smoking
section also get a 2 year period.
bans electronic cigarettes in first reading ($$)
Alvin Sun Advertiser - June 16, 2014
Alvin may become one of the Texas cities and other cities around the
nation that regulates the use of electronic cigarettes in public places.
The Council voted at its June 5 meeting to pass on first reading an
ordinance that would place electronic cigarettes under the same regulations
as those made of tobacco. The measure will have its second reading at
the June 19 meeting.
Griffith spar in District 3 Lubbock City Council runoff debate
LubbockOnline.com - June 16, 2014
Both candidates also took a stance against proposed legislation that
would ban smoking in public places. People are big into regulation,
and I think we want to ...
View: Adding a new ordinance makes smoke-free plan less appealing
LubbockOnline.com - June 14, 2014
The thought of making Lubbock smoke-free has appeal, but is it worth
adding another law in a city that has a public smoking ordinance already
Anderson announces tobacco-free hiring policy
Healio - June 13, 2014
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has announced that
starting Jan. 1, 2015, it will hire only those applicants who are tobacco-free.
Free Organizations Target Texas Cities
Breitbart News Network - June 13, 2014
LUBBOCK, Texas--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 examples
of the fight between individual property rights and what supporters
claim are the rights of employees.
the Lubbock City Council Pass an Expanded Smoking Ban? [Poll]
News/Talk 790 KFYO - June 13, 2014
The West Texas Smoke Free Coalition is pushing for a new ban on smoking
in Lubbock that would go much further than the current ordinance. Matthew
Harris appeared on The Chad Hasty Show Thursday to explain what his
organization wants. In a nutshell, if you have employees, the group
wants to ban smoking at your bar, restaurant, bingo hall, and cigar
lounge. Harris said the group doesnt want to ban smoking on patios or
other outdoor areas, but if it is an enclosed area they want it banned.
considers smoking ban
Elgin Courier - June 12, 2014
Newly-elected Elgin City Council member, Edward Maldonado, requested
an item on the agenda for discussion at the June 3 meeting regarding
smoking in restaurants in Elgin. Mayor Marc Holm informed those attending
that the City Council had addressed the issue of a non-smoking ordinance
for restaurants about six years ago and since there were only a few
restaurants that allowed smoking, Council members at that time decided
to not pass an ordinance banning smoking in restaurants. There are currently
two restaurants in Elgin that allow smoking and both of those restaurants
allow smoking only in their bar sections. Maldonados stance was for
the minors who are subjected to second-hand smoke while in these establishments,
including the teenagers or young adults who may be working there and
the youngsters that come in with their parents to eat.
Changes To Proposed Smoking Ban
KFDX - June 12, 2014
The proposed Wichita Falls smoking ordinance goes to the city council
for a vote Tuesday, and more changes have been made in an effort to
find an ordinance that will satisfy both sides. If passed, the ordinance
bans smoking in work places, within 20 feet of the entrance of a public
place, or 5 feet if children under age of 18 are not allowed in the
Texas Smoke Free Coalition's Matthew Harris Aims To Ban Smoking in All
Indoor Public Places [AUDIO]
News/Talk 790 KFYO - June 12, 2014
On the Thursday edition of The Chad Hasty Show, Matthew Harris of the
West Texas Smoke Free Coalition spoke with Chad Hasty about his organization's
gets 'secondhand' program ($$)
The Henderson Daily News - June 12, 2014
Hendersons Kiwanis Club program was far from smoke and mirrors, Tuesday,
as members learned not only about the dangers of smoking but also about
secondhand smoke. Michael Cary, with East Texas Council on Alcoholism
and Drug Abuse, said the Longview based organization has received a
five year grant from the Texas Department of Health Services for tobacco
prevention and cessation programs
reverses decision on smoking amendment
Weatherford Democrat - June 12, 2014
By a unanimous 5-0 vote, Weatherford City Council members voted to keep
their current nonsmoking ordinance intact Tuesday night, reversing a
decision made last month affecting the Veterans of Foreign Wars. At
the councils last meeting May 27, the council had voted 3-2 to draft
an amendment to the ordinance allowing for private clubs to allow smoking
in their establishments after members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4746 had asked the council to do so. At that time and with a large
contingency of VFW, Mens Auxiliary and Ladies Auxiliary members in the
chambers, VFW spokesman Roger Blair said there are a few nights a month
where fundraisers are held and open to the general public but, for the
most part, the club is open to members only
it's gone: Cigar bar that went non-smoking has apparently closed
CultureMap Houston - June 12, 2014
Former cigar bar Downing Street Pub has apparently closed. A CultureMap
reader says he spoke with an employee who informed him of the closure.
In addition, the bar's website has been taken offline and no posts have
been made to its Facebook page in over a week. An employee at a neighboring
business observed that the bar, which is usually open for lunch, was
locked up all day Wednesday
smoke-free effort ($$)
South Jetty (subscription) - June 12, 2014
Despite the fact that the Port Aransas City Council chose not to implement
a smoking ban for establishments that serve the public, many businesses
in Port Aransas are, in fact, smoke-free
compromise satisfies bar owners
Times Record News - June 12, 2014
The public health district will get its smoking ordinance, but some
businesses in town will have two years to come into compliance. Lou
Kreidler, director of the Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health
District, said the district was approached Friday by the local bar owners
association to work on a compromise to the ordinance presented to the
Wichita Falls City Council on June 3. The ordinance presented to the
council would ban smoking in almost all businesses and outline specific
distances from entrances smokers would have to be to smoke. Smoking
would be allowed inside e-cigarette stores as well as smoke shops
Waxahachie Daily Light - June 11, 2014
Weve had a lot of calls and concerns regarding e-cigarette use among
the youth in the school district, Phillips said during her presentation
Monday. Were seeing an increase in our youth using this product and
wed like for you to consider giving your policies and procedures for
this next year as stronger look at the e-cigarettes. She doesnt want
to see the social norm change, where a whole new group of youth are
using nicotine, she said, and asked for the school districts backing
as Impact Waxahachie brings the smoke-free effort before the Waxahachie
City Council in the future. In 2013, Impact Waxahachie released a Smoke
Free Waxahachie survey, where more than 1,000 people shared their opinion
on public smoking. Eighty-two percent of those said they would support
a smoke-free ordinance in Waxahachie
non-smoking ordinance to go into effect in July
KGBT-TV - June 11, 2014
The city of Harlingen is implementing a non-smoking ordinance that goes
into effect July 1st. This ordinance prohibits smoking in bars, private
clubs and the Valley Race Park. Harlingen is strengthening an ordinance
that already prohibited smoking in public places and places of employment
but it exempted bars, nightclubs and dog racing tracks...
ban exemptions changed a third time
Monitor - June 10, 2014
HARLINGEN The City Commission at a special meeting May 27 adopted
a significantly changed smoking ordinance although it was not presented
at a public ...
Paso, Texas Considers Ban On E-Cigarettes
Daily Caller - June 9, 2014
Los Angeles and New York have already banned e-cigarettes in public
places. ... harm a ban would cause to small businesses, as well as reforming
Be respectful to non-smokers
LubbockOnline.com - June 9, 2014
He discusses smoking ban proposal every morning with an overbearing
bias ... As a cigar aficionado I prefer smoking be banned in public
places, especially ...
VFW post shifts longtime public perception
Star Local Media - June 9, 2014
Yet, since 2009, there's been no smoke choking the air the post
built a separate smoking room when indoor ordinances came down. You'll
see few, if any, ...
cracks down on smoking
Brownsville Herald - June 8, 2014
The smoking ban ordinance is posted online at www.myharlingen.us. ...
The ordinance further states that no smoking will be permitted within
10 feet of entrances ...
begins smoking ban process
Valley morning Star - June 8, 2014
HARLINGEN City of Harlingen officials are notifying the public
about details and the upcoming implementation of amendments to the non-smoking
of Longview employees asked not to use e-cigs at work
Longview News-Journal - June 8, 2014
I have received several complaints lately regarding employees
smoking tobacco ... On May 22, the Gladewater City Council voted to
ban minors from buying, ... Smith County commissioners in April banned
the use of electronic cigarettes ...
games live on in the smartphone era
Houston Chronicle - June 6, 2014
"Plus, with the smoking ban, more and more customers are going
outside to smoke instead of sitting at a table and playing." Sales
of video and arcade games ...
Valley Morning Star - June 5, 2014
Mezmar's understanding is that the extended ban goes into effect July
1. ... Proponents have argued that smoking should be banned because
it affects innocent ...
learn about dangers of 'e-cigs'
The Henderson Daily - June 5, 2014
Smoking's bad, we've all been told, and e-cigarettes aren't
exactly good for you. Michael Cary with East Texas Council on Alcoholism
and Drug Abuse talked ...
could restrict e-cig sales to minors
Mineral Wells Index - June 4, 2014
Following a lengthy discussion regarding e-cigarettes and the local
sale to minors ... The concern with these e-cigarette regulations
by local communities it's no doubt a ... Talks of possession
and use were also mentioned, but at this time, the city council ...
I think anything with nicotine needs to be regulated like tobacco.
Texas Smoke Free Coalition wants to end smoking in ...
KCBD-TV - June 4, 2014
They will address the City Council next month asking for a new ordinance
to be passed that will achieve their goal. "We started last July
as just a few of us that ...
banning e-cig use by minors passed in Kyle
Community Impact Newspaper - June 4, 2014
E-cigarettes have been hailed by advocates as safe for ostensibly producing
no second-hand smoke effect and because e-cigarette juice
is not rife with the ...
council special meeting to dicuss regulation of electronic ...
KVIA El Paso - June 2, 2014
El Paso City Council is expected to hold a special meeting Monday morning
at 9:30 a.m. to discuss the regulation of electronic cigarettes also
known as ...
Fort Bend Herald - June 2, 2014
E-cigarettes part of ban. SAN MARCOS A city's ban on smoking
in most public places includes e-cigarettes. The measure took effect
this week for restaurants, ...
part of San Marcos public smoking ban
KSAT San Antonio - June 2, 2014
The San Marcos City Council last October approved a no-smoking ordinance
that began in January on city property. The measure took effect this
week for ...
TWC News - June 2, 2014
But for some of those sticking around during the summer, the ban might
actually ... Over the last year, the university has restricted smoking
to a few designated ...
Anderson adopts no-tobacco hiring policy
Houston Chronicle - June 1, 2014
If they test positive for tobacco, they can get smoking-cessation materials
and ... Texas is in a minority of states where banning smokers from
getting jobs is even ...
Broaden smoke-free ordinance
LubbockOnline.com-May 31, 2014
I am voicing my support for a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance that
would cover all employees in Lubbock. Throughout my tenure as a cardiologist,
I have ...
Set To Ban Minors From E-Cigs
KEYE TV - May 29, 2014
The City of Kyle is ready to ban minors from possessing electronic cigarettes.
... I mean any tobacco product is meant for anyone over 18." ...
She says, "It was shocking to me that any 12-year-old can go and
buy an e-cigarette at a local ...
to amend smoking ordinance for private clubs
Weatherford Democrat - May 29, 2014
City of Weatherford officials have agreed to look into amending the
recently passed ordinance banning smoking in eating establishments with
a 4-1 vote by city ...
Take: UTSA says no to smoking and the feds deliver bad ...
San Antonio Business Journal (blog) - May 29, 2014
The University of Texas at San Antonio will go completely dark on June
1 when it officially becomes a tobacco-free and smoke-free facility
following a one-year ..
Marcos law restricts public smoking
KVUE - May 28, 2014
Beginning June 1, smokers will have to look harder for a place to light
up in San Marcos. A new city ordinance takes effect Monday, banning
smoking from enclosed areas of public places such as bars, restaurants
and retail stores. In addition, no smoking is allowed on any city owned
or rented property including parks, playgrounds, and sporting venues.
Owners Frustrated with Proposed Smoking Ordinance [VIDEO]
KFDX - May 28, 2014
Members of the Wichita Falls Bar Owners Association say they are getting
more frustrated with the proposed smoking ordinance, which would go
into effect next January if passed by the city council. The proposed
smoking ordinance originally required smokers to stay at least 20 feet
away from any public place. New revisions now give places that are strictly
an 18 years and over establishment a five-foot requirement for smokers.
With this proposed new smoking ban set to be discussed at the city council
next Tuesday, local bar owners say they are frustrated and worried about
how it would be enforced, and how it would affect their businesses
citations issued for Paris' new smoking ordinance
KXII-TV - May 25, 2014
PARIS, TX-- It's been one month since the grace period ended for the
city of Paris' smoking ordinance, and police say they haven't issued
fuss on ban ($$)
Paris News - May 24, 2014
Two months have passed since the Paris City Council adopted an ordinance
banning smoking from public restaurants and ball fields inside city
limits, but not a single citation has been written and business is remaining
steady. The smoking ordinance passed by Paris City Council on March
24, prohibiting smoking in public restaurants or businesses, any ball
fields and outside of establishments where smoking is not allowed within
30 feet of any entrance, held a 30-day grace period which ended last
month, and since that time, only two warnings have been recorded.
Marcos businesses already embracing indoor smoking ban ($$)
Austin American-Statesman - May 24, 2014
The citys indoor smoking ban for bars, restaurants and other public
areas might not kick in until next week, but many businesses have already
gone smoke-free inside. At Showdown, a popular bar near the bustling
downtown square, management moved smokers outside weeks ahead of the
official ban, said manager Andrew Fox. (The measure still allows smoking
on outdoor patios.)
considers banning e-cig sale, use for minors
Longview News-Journal - May 22, 2014
Jan Cain of Electrik Smoke Vapor Shop in Gladewater speaks about supporting
the possibility of the city passing an ordinance banning the sale, use,
free employee policy triggers backlash
KFDA - May 22, 2014
MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is adopting a tobacco free hiring
policy, which means if a job applicant smokes and wants a job there,
they may not get ...
hears report on e-cigarette devices, contents
Mineral Wells Index - May 22, 2014
After a lengthy discussion regarding e-cigarettes at an April Mineral
Wells City Council meeting, Mineral Wells Police Chief Dean Sullivan
told the council he ...
Anderson to Adopt a Tobacco-Free Hiring Policy
News 92 FM - May 21, 2014
The campus has been smoke-free since 1989. Five years after that, MD
Anderson became one of the few U.S. academic medical institutions to
prohibit the ...
coalition pushing for smoke-free Lubbock
LubbockOnline.com - May 21, 2014
In this June 26, 2012 photo, a student waits for a bus behind a no smoking
sign at ... Albany in Albany, N.Y. Tobacco use bans are sweeping campuses
nationwide. ... since the comprehensive smoking ban was implemented,
the study reads.
ban proposal advances
Valley morning Star - May 21, 2014
HARLINGEN Amid differing views, a split City Commission Wednesday
advanced the proposed smoking ordinance that exempts fraternal organizations,
Anderson Cancer Center won't hire people who smoke
Houston Business Journal - May 21, 2014
M.D. Anderson's campus became smoke-free in 1989, and five years later
it became one of the few U.S. academic medical institutions to adopt
a policy ...
ISD board approves major renovations at two campuses
KTXS - May 20, 2014
Significant renovations are on the way to two well-known Abilene Independent
School District campuses. The Abilene ISD student code of conduct was
also addressed Monday night to prohibit items such as electronic cigarettes
added to smoking ban proposal
Valley morning Star - May 20, 2014
HARLINGEN Licensed gaming facilities, fraternal organizations and private
clubs would be excluded from the citys newest proposed ordinance to
ban smoking in enclosed public and private places, except individual
Reaction to Proposed FDA E-cig Regulation
KAGS News - May 16, 2014
"I've been smoking cigarettes for about five years and like I just
use it to basically ... e-cig manufacturers to report what's in their
product and ban sales to minors.
members voice concern over smoking ban
Weatherford Democrat - May 15, 2014
One local veteran's group doesn't like being told it can't smoke in
its own building and made the Weatherford City Council aware of it.
Roger Blair of the Veterans ...
loosens e-cigarette law
Austin Business Journal (blog) - May 15, 2014
In April, the Georgetown City Council passed a resolution that prohibited
the smoking of e-cigarettes in public places, banned minors from entering
owner pleads his case and Georgetown amends e-cigarette ...
Austin American-Statesman - May 14, 2014
Customers can get a chocolate bacon flavored electronic cigarette at
Allin Still's store in Georgetown, or any other combination of 400 cake
and candy flavorings.
regulations on the horizon in Plano
Star Local Media - May 13, 2014
The Plano City Council heard a briefing at its meeting Monday concerning
e-cigarettes. While no formal action was taken, the council directed
city staff to draft an ordinance that will be presented for approval
at an upcoming meeting. The ordinance will call for e-cigarettes, which
are sold at an estimated 200 locations throughout the city, to be treated
like traditional cigarettes. The purchase or possession of e-cigarettes
by minors will be prohibited, as will their use in restaurants, many
businesses and city of Plano facilities.
smoke-free campus protects the health of all, but frustrates some
Borderzine - May 8, 2014
After 100 years the cloud of tobacco smoke at UTEP is lifting. UTEP
banned the use of all tobacco products from university property on February
20. Notifications for the major ... Why not ban fast food as well?
If health is the real concern, ...
council talks e-cigarettes
Community Impact News - May 7, 2014
The battery-powered device simulates tobacco smoking by producing a
vapor that ... Ruthven said while there are no federal restrictions
on who can buy ... and Drug Administration is still reviewing legislation
that would restrict sale to minors.
enact smoking ban ($$)
Wilson County News - May 7, 2014
FLORESVILLE -- Smokers who visit certain Wilson County buildings will
not be able to light up nearby, following the Wilson County Commissioners
Courts April 28 decision. Currently, she said, there is no penalty for
anyone who violates the smoking ban, which becomes effective once warning
signs are installed at the affected ...
VIEW: E-cigarette vapors
Odessa American - May 7, 2014
While e-cigarettes are probably less harmful than cigarettes, it took
decades ... e-cigarettes will serve as starter kits to create a new
generation of tobacco smokers. ... to go into effect for several years,
many states have banned sales to minors, ...
opt not to ban e-cigarettes on county property [VIDEO]
KXII-TV - May 7, 2014
GRAYSON COUNTY, TX - On Tuesday Grayson County Commissioners debated
adding e-cigarettes to the County's smoking ordinance, which already
bans smoking on county property. It was a big decision, and not everyone
agreed on the outcome. Vaping, or enjoying an e-cigarette, is something
you can still do on Grayson county property.
Smoking Ban Worries Bar And Restaurant Owners In Wichita County [VIDEO]
KFDX - May 6, 2014
Wichita Falls bar and restaurant owners are fuming over a possible ban
of smoking in public places. Business owners are afraid if patrons aren't
allowed to light up, their bottom lines will go down drastically...
makes e-cigs laws, campus policy still being considered by ...
The Patriot Talon - May 6, 2014
A recent decision made by Smith County commissioners on April 15 banning
the smoking of electronic cigarettes and products from county buildings
raises the question of whether this will affect e-cigarette users at
city of Borger may soon have ordinance banning the use of electronic
cigarettes among minors [VIDEO]
KFDA - May 6, 2014
Amarillo, TX - Borger may soon have an ordinance banning the use of
electronic cigarettes by kids. The city council voted to ban the use
of electronic cigarettes among minors...
It Matter That Houston's Not on List of Eight Cities That Ban Smoking
in Public Parks?
Houston Press (blog) - May 6, 2014
There are eight big cities in the U.S. that ban smoking in public parks,
and Houston isn't one of them. Just last week Philadelphia decided to
ban smoking in public parks. The list of cities that do the same includes
Los Angeles, San Jose, Chicago, Phoenix and New York. "I think
there's that misconception that 'Oh, we're outdoors, people won't be
affected by [second-hand smoke]," said Cynthia Hallett, executive
director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.
to know the candidates: Lewisville council hopefuls detail ...
Star Local Media - May 5, 2014
My work on our oil and gas ordinances, which are some of the strongest
in the state for ... I expanded our smoking ordinance to include bars
and restaurants, the ...
adopts e-cigarette ban
Star Local Media - May 2, 2014
CARROLLTON Electronic cigarettes inside or within 20 feet of
local retail and restaurant establishments in Carrollton are now banned,
the Carrollton City ...
Morning Brief: Wendy Davis' Campaign Spokesman Resigns ...
News/Talk 790 KFYO - May 2, 2014
On my show Carr let his liberal side shine through when he said smoking
bans should be expanded to sports bars because even though the employees
policy lacks teeth
SHSU Houstonian Online - May 1, 2014
A smoke-free workplace in policy reduces the health insurance
burden for full-time university employees, whether or not their workplace
is actually free of ...
Park council mulls smoking ordinance
Community Impact Newspaper April 30, 2014
The city bans smoking in publicly owned buildings, and the state bans
... cities prohibit tobacco use in restaurants and about half ban smoking
in bars, he said.
takes next step in smoking policy
SHSU Houstonian Online - April 29, 2014
Sam Houston State University is taking the next step of enforcement
to its tobacco-free policy after adopting it in 2012. According to Scott
Dolezal, Custodial and ...
has lost confidence in Paris City Council, Pickle says in candidate
eParisExtra.com - April 26, 2014
Collins also said he felt controversial topics such as the smoking ban
and any decision to market Lake Crook to outside developers should be
put to a vote of the citizens.
Park mulls smoking, E-cigarette ordinance
KXAN.com - April 25, 2014
There's not really a lot of smoking bars in the area said
Tracy Murphy, a bartender ... we do allow it, and I think it would affect
our business greatly (if the ban it).
city leaders consider proposal to ban smoking at all bars
KGBT-TV - April 24, 2014
After a busy day at work, Steven Fujan likes to go to locals lounge
in Harlingen to have a drink and smoke a cigar. However, he could soon
lose that option, if city ...
vary on FDA announcing regulation of e-cigs
FOX 4 News - April 24, 2014
"I don't think smoking for minors is a good idea, and I think they
should be ... Cities like Watauga, Bedford and Flower Mound have banned
the sale of e-cigs to minors. ... So, the FDA is starting with a proposed
ban on e-cig sales to minors.
allows for drinking, smoking on pedestrian bridge
KXAN.com - April 24, 2014
Currently APD can not give citations for drinking alcohol or smoking
on the bridge. ... with a new ordinance to ban smoking and drinking
on The Pfluger Bridge.
"Vape" Stores React to FDA Proposal
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - April 24, 2014
The federal agency is looking to ban the sale of popular "vaping"
products to ... is there enough research to prove the products can help
a person quit smoking.
businesses ready for new 'no smoking' policy
Paris News - April 24, 2014
The smoking ordinance passed by Paris City Council on March 24, prohibiting
smoking in public restaurants or businesses, any ball fields and outside
for Decatur ag facility exceed estimate
Wise County Messenger - April 24, 2014
OK'd a policy to prohibit school employees or members of the public
on school property from using electronic cigarettes or electronic vaporizing
makes e-cigarettes illegal in public places
KVUE - April 23, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Texas -- E-cigarettes are now illegal to use in public places
in Georgetown. The city council considered several factors when passing
the ordinance two weeks ago, including how safe the devices really are.
The new rule goes into effect Wednesday. It's an extension of the city's
current ban on indoor smoking.
town makes e-cigarettes illegal in public places [VIDEO]
KHOU - April 23, 2014
Some say e-cigarettes can help traditional smokers quit. Others argue
that their flavored liquids, with names like cotton candy and cherry
crush, and their blue ...
Smoking Ban Warning-Only Period Ends Today
eParisExtra.com - April 23, 2014
On March 24, 2014, the Paris City Council passed an amended ordinance
regarding smoking in public places and businesses. The no smoking ordinance
lights up e-cig talks
Burleson Star - April 22, 2014
Electronic cigarette regulations could be coming to Burleson. City Council
members at their Monday meeting discussed the possibility of having
e-cigarette regulations in the future, but stopped short of listing
specific steps toward an ordinance.
e-cig policy frustrating, unjust
The Collegian - April 22, 2014
TCC needs to define a policy for electronic cigarettes so students,
faculty and police have a set of rules to follow and enforce.
e-cig policy frustrating, unjust
The Collegian - April 22, 2014
Nonsmokers should not have to deal with the worry of secondhand smoke
causing health issues while sitting in class. Asking students, faculty
and staff to walk to ...
is key in fight against cancer
mySanAntonio.com - April 22, 2014
In Texas, 273 municipalities have banned cigarette smoking in public
places, and we need to take that further. We can change the effects
of The Big C in our ...
divided on smoke ban proposal
NewsOK.com - April 22, 2014
The proposed extension also would ban electronic cigarettes from the
workplace. ... He also said that there has been study after study, and
that smoking bans ...
fines start Thursday
Paris News - April 22, 2014
The smoking ordinance was passed by Paris City Council on March 24,
prohibiting smoking in public restaurants or businesses, any ball fields
and outside of ...
weighs merits of e-cigarette ban for minors
Waco Tribune-Herald - April 21, 2014
But Devlin said he is waiting on guidance from the Waco-McLennan County
Public Health District, which has concerns about the safety of e-cigarettes,
divided on smoke ban proposal
Valley Morning Star April 21, 2014
The proposed extension also would ban electronic cigarettes from the
workplace. Youth of the community through an organization called Harlingen
looks to expand smoke-free environs
Brownsville Herald - April 20, 2014
HARLINGEN Health, choice and rights dominated recent discussions before
the City Commission on Mayor Chris Boswells proposal to extend the smoking
ban to all workplaces, including bars, hotels and private clubs and
organizations, such as the Elks Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars and
the American Legion.
weigh regulating e-cigarettes: Ordinances aimed at keeping minors from
Denton Record Chronicle - April 19, 2014
The growing use of electronic cigarettes by minors is meeting with growing
resistance in Denton County. Five towns in the Denton area have already
passed ordinances prohibiting the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, and
several other cities are considering similar moves.
ag center on agenda
Wise County Messenger - April 19, 2014
The Decatur school board will talk about electronic cigarettes and the
proposed DISD agriculture project center when it meets Monday at the
ISD bans e-cigarettes
Tyler Morning Telegraph - April 17, 2014
(MCT) -- Sabine ISD has banned e-cigarettes following an escalating
series of issues involving students in ... "We'd like to go ahead
and place in our policy to ban the e-cigarettes from campuses ... "You
can't be in our office smoking anything.
officials have reservations about smoking ban
Valley morning Star - April 16, 2014
HARLINGEN City commissioners Wednesday moved toward approving
Mayor Chris Boswell's proposal to extend the smoking ban, but the vote
has not been ...
best way to fight cancer
mySanAntonio.com - April 16, 2014
...Myra Crownover, R-Lake Dallas, herself a champion for smoke-free
public places. Over and over, we heard that the best defense is a good
offense: prevention, ...
city council passes e-cigarette ordinance
Star Local Media - April 16, 2014
On Tuesday, Rowlett Police Chief William Brodnax presented an ordinance
to city council that banned the possession and sale of e-cigarettes
to minors with an amendment prohibiting adults from purchasing e-cigarettes
and related products for minors. Violating the ordinance could carry
a fine of up to $250.
ISD bans array of electronic cigarettes
Kilgore News Herald - April 16, 2014
Promoted most often as an alternative to tobacco products, e-cigarettes
and their ilk are now just as prohibited on Sabine ISD property. Following
an escalating series of issues involving students (and others) in possession
of electronic cigarettes and vaporizers, SISD Superintendent Stacey
Bryce on Monday recommended school board members ban the products outright
on school property for all comers...
E-Cigarette Use Raises Red Flags for Health Authorities
Gilmer Mirror - April 9, 2014
There is no data on the long-term health effects of e-cigarettes, and
too little information about the chemicals they contain, said Dr. Michael
Huang, medical ...
city smoking ban proposed
Insurance News Net (press release) - April 15, 2014
Mayor Chris Boswell has proposed extending the city's no-smoking ordinance
to include non-profit private clubs and fraternal organizations. The
proposal also would apply to all bars, nightclubs, gaming rooms, the
dog track, hotels and motels and playgrounds. "I'm hoping the commission
will consider going the rest of the way as a way to help insure the
health of those in the workplace," Boswell said Monday. "Most
businesses are already in voluntary compliance, it appears." The
proposed ban also would apply to electronic cigarettes, which he said
are "showing a link to health issues."
usage banned inside Smith Co. buildings, will follow same protocol as
KETK - April 15, 2014
Tyler, Texas (KETK) Electronic cigarettes and other vaping products
will now be covered under Smith County's smoking ordinance and will
not be allowed inside Smith County buildings nor within 50 feet of the
county property entrances.
shies away from e-cig ban: Outlaws sales to minors ($$)
The Baytown Sun - April 12, 2014
Baytown City Council voted to amend a city ordinance so that it prohibits
the sale and possession of electronic cigarettes and liquid nicotine
by minors. What they didnt do, however, was ban the use of e-cigarettes
in public places. Initially, the proposed ordinance amendment included
that restriction as well.
promoting a 'green' Fiesta
mySanAntonio.com - April 11, 2014
The city also is reminding the public to observe a smoking ban along
Fiesta parade routes that was initiated three ago. Private property
is excluded from the ban.
of Bedford Bans E-Cigarettes in Non-Smoking Areas
KXAS-TV NBC-5 (Fort Worth, TX) - April 10, 2014
The City of Bedford will be enforcing a new policy that will reduce
the number of locations where the public can use e-cigarettes. The Bedford
City Council approved an ordinance that will ban the use of e-cigarettes
in locations where smoking is already
Cigarettes Added to Smoking Prohibitions
City of Georgetown Texas - April 10, 2014
Electronic cigarettes have been added to City of Georgetown rules that
prohibit smoking in indoor public places and businesses. The ordinance
also prohibits ...
Bans E-Cigarette Sales To Minors
CBS Local - April 10, 2014
Bedford Bans E-Cigarette Sales To Minors. April 10 ... COM) The
City of Bedford has banned the use of e-cigarettes in all ... The ordinance
will take effect in the coming weeks and will treat e-cigarettes the
same as most tobacco products.
may be banned from use in county buildings
Tyler Morning Telegraph - April 9, 2014
Smith County commissioners Tuesday agreed to include electronic cigarettes
to the list of tobacco products banned within and just outside county
City Council bans e-cigarettes in public places
KXAN.com - April 8, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) The Georgetown City Council voted on Tuesday
evening to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public places as
well as ...
considering a smoking ban in restaurants
KTEN - April 8, 2014
As surrounding towns such as paris crack down on smoking bans, Mayor
Cary Wacker says the city council is slowly looking into a widespread
ban that would eliminate smoking sections in restaurants.
Bans: Necessary or Needless
KEYE TV - April 8, 2014
They're also being banned. ... Many disagree with the ban like Terri
Driver who says e-cigarettes have been "a blessing" for her
... Pettit says he thinks because they simply look like regular cigarettes
or smoking they're put in the same category ...
fines to start ($$)
Paris News - April 8, 2014
The new smoking ordinance is in full effect but in a little more than
two weeks will be enforced with fines. The ban has a 30-day grace period,
and the Paris Police Department is giving warnings rather than citations,
but on April 23, violators can receive a fine, according to Paris Police
Chief Bob Hundley.
department prepares to enforce City of Paris smoking ban
eParisExtra.com - April 8, 2014
Halfway through a 30-day grace period for the city's recently amended
smoking ordinance, the Paris Police Department has not received a complaint
about any ...
banned within, just outside Smith County facilities
Tyler Morning Telegraph - April 8, 2014
Smith County Commissioners Court members agreed to include electronic
cigarettes to the list of tobacco products banned within and just outside
county facilities. Further official action will be taken upon review
and changes of the existing county smoking policy.
ordinance gets special session in Rowlett
Dallas Morning News - April 7, 2014
The Rowlett City Council will discuss amendments to its smoking ordinance
in a special meeting at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The amendments would include
a provision to prohibit the sale, use and possession of electronic cigarettes,
liquid nicotine and associated paraphernalia to minors.
are smoking's newest thing; potential dangers hazy
El Paso Times - April 7, 2014
On March 20 the City of Socorro tweaked its municipal clean indoor air
ordinance, by changing the definition of smoking to include "electronic
cigarette or e- cigarette or liquid nicotine." By doing so, Socorro
now prohibits the use of electronic cigarettes in restaurants, bars
and other indoor work environments.
the matches: 'Vapor' shops proliferate as smokers turn to e-cigs
Longview News-Journal April 6, 2014
When the owner of seven Tobacco Junction stores decided in December
to open a ... to electronic cigarettes, the shop on Gilmer Road would
have been one of three in ... Cooper, who said his cigarette sales had
seen a drop, added that his stores ... because they don't have a plan
at this point nor have they been involved in ...
woman has brought e-cigarettes to family
Marshall News Messenger - April 6, 2014
Husband, brother-in-law, daughter, daughter-in-law, cousin, boss. These
are just a few of the people that Dee Kilgore of Hallsville has brought
into the e-cigarette fold.
biz to protest ban plan ($$)
The Baytown Sun - April 5, 2014
Zach Jones, along with his brother Max, owns the only shop in Baytown
that caters exclusively to electronic cigarettes and the liquid solution
needed for vaping among users. And as the owner of Max & Zacks Vapor
Shop on Garth Road, Jones isnt too happy about a proposed city ordinance
that would limit where these popular e-cigarettes are used.
views of city vary
Denton Record Chronicle - April 5, 2014
Gregory said there was little interest in beefing up the city's smoking
ban when he started working on the issue, but he was able to get more
restrictions passed ...
needs a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance
Dallas Morning News (blog) - April 4, 2014
According to research, exposure to secondhand smoke is the third leading
cause of preventable deaths. Evidence shows secondhand smoke exposure
Station Woman Starts Petition to Ban Smoking in City Parks
KAGS News - April 3, 2014
While smoking is banned in local bars and restaurants. One woman hopes
to ban smoking from Bryan and College Station city parks. On beautiful
days like this ...
on Three: VaporWize
Star Local Media - April 2, 2014
In addition to electronic cigarettes and E-juice, Vaporwize also provides
vaporizers and accessories for E-Cigs including charms, lanyards and
students grapple with e-cigarettes
The Collegian (Tarrant County (TX) College) - April 2, 2014
Without a clear policy, TCC police, faculty and other college officials
are forced to deal on their own with how to regulate the use of these
products in the classrooms and hallways. Several schools in the area
have already banned them, such as the
Austin Monthly - April 2, 2014
Smoking of any kind is banned in parks and enclosed spaces, but thats
not keeping electronic cigarette shops from converting die-hard smokers
into vaporers. E-cigs, also known as vaporizers, look similar to cigarettes
in shape and size, but they don't contain tobacco or require a flame
to light them. Instead, the devices ...
looking into city-wide smoking ordinance
KXII-TV - April 1, 2014
SHERMAN, TX - Smokers in Sherman might have to be more careful where
they take a drag, the City is considering a smoking ordinance. Many
local restaurants have gone non-smoking, and now, Sherman is looking
... 12 they fear a ban on smoking would cause customers to go somewhere
students grapple with e-cigarettes
The Collegian - April 1, 2014
Currently, TCC policy forces smokers of traditional cigarettes off-campus
or to the parking lot to sit in their cars. However, the policy doesnt
address electronic cigarettes at all.
ban for minors is best approach
Your Houston News - April 1, 2014
Schools are adopting many of the same policies, banning the use of e-cigarettes
in the same way that smoking and the use of tobacco products are banned.
resident opens smoke-free bar
Killeen Daily Herald - March 30, 2014
HARKER HEIGHTS Dirty Harry's is not just another bar on Veteran's Memorial
Highway in Harker Heights. It's now the only smoke-free bar in the Central
debate reaches McLennan County
Waco Tribune-Herald - March 30, 2014
Cities in McLennan County are following national trends to ban smoking
or vaping electronic cigarettes in public places as legislators try
to catch up with an industry that is providing smokers new ways to inhale
nicotine without tobacco. Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles and the
Texas cities of Socorro, near El Paso, and Frisco are some that have
banned using e-cigarettes in public places. Hewitt and Woodway could
soon follow suit.
minor problem: Ordinance bans e-cig sales to those under 18
Star Local Media - March 27, 2014
The city of Mesquite is joining several other Metroplex municipalities
in regulating the use and purchase of electronic cigarettes or e-cigs
as they are often referred to. The city council has passed two ordinance
amendments within the last two months to add provisions regulating the
use of e-cigs at city-owned facilities and the sale of the devices to
bans smoking in public places
Alice Echo-News Journal - March 28, 2014
The Alice City Council passed an ordinance that prohibits smoking in
all public ... Exceptions to the smoking ban would be a private residence,
a bar, tobacco ...
ban far from complete
Paris News - March 27, 2014
THE ISSUE: The city council's smoking ban is far from comprehensive.
The council has disappointed supporters of the ban and burdened business
owners with ...
minor problem: Ordinance bans e-cig sales to those under 18
Star Local Media - March 27, 2014
...17 meeting, when it banned the devices from use at the city's parks
and recreation ... The devices are used as part of a city-sponsored
smoking cessation plan ... board meeting to ban the use of e-cigs at
school and extracurricular activities. ...
Gibson Discussed Main Points in Re-Election Campaign [Audio]
News/Talk 790 KFYO - March 27, 2014
In addition, Gibson discussed the texting while driving ban. ... Gibson
also talked about the movement to ban smoking in all bars and restaurants,
which she ...
The Pan American March 27, 2014
Having been a smoker for seven years, he said he always ends up smoking
again ... than 20 Texas colleges and universities that already have
a ban of this kind, ...
sets make up dates; plans ahead
Mineral Wells Index - March 27, 2014
From bad weather days and electronic cigarette usage on district property
to adoption of the calendar for the 2014-15 school year and new textbooks,
a wide ...
smoking ban amended to include use of electronic vaping devices
Community Impact Newspaper - March 26, 2014
Using electronic vaping devices, or EVDs, could soon be considered the
same as smoking tobacco products in the city of Georgetown. At its March
25 meeting City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance that
would add EVDs into the citys smoking ordinance. Because it is new technology
there is very limited testing as to the serious health issues that may
or may not be there not only for the user but for the second hand vapor
that is being extended, City Manager Paul Brandenburg said.
year in, smoking ban creates new norm
Brownsville Herald - March 25, 2014
Brownsville has been the non-smoking section of the Rio Grande Valley
for more than a year now and a city health official suggested that the
ban against smoking inside restaurants and bars has now become accepted
as the norm here in southern Cameron County.
plan sounds counterproductive
The Baytown Sun - March 25, 2014
The e-cigarette is helping and has helped people stop smoking. ... We
ban smoking here and there but take away a substitute for no good reason,
because it ...
Council unanimously adopts comprehensive 'No Smoking' ban throughout
eParisExtra.com - March 25, 2014
Addressing the dangers of second-hand smoke, the Paris City Council
unanimously adopted a stricter No Smoking policy for the city Monday
night, putting into effect immediately a ban on smoking in public places,
including restaurants. First, District 4 councilman Dr. Richard Grossnickle,
sticking to his guns to the end, made a motion to adopt an even stricter
policy that would have included bars and E-cigarettes, which a citizens
task force left out, as a compromise. His motion died for lack of a
second, and Grossnickle then went along with his colleagues in a 7-0
vote for the compromise version of the smoking ordinance, which omits
any mention of E-cigs (vapor cigarettes) and permits bar owners to permit
smoking in their establishments.
City Council approves smoking ordinance
KXII-TV - March 24, 2014
The city of Paris has a new smoking ordinance. With a unanimous vote
the Paris City Council approved the amended smoking ordinance, banning
smoking in all public places. Bars and private clubs, as well as the
use of e-cigarettes are excluded from the ordinance.
City Council Agenda: Monday, March 24
eParisExtra.com March 23, 2014
PARIS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA 5:30 P.M., MONDAY, MARCH 24 Discuss and act
on an Ordinance amending and replacing Article III, Smoking Regulations
of Chapter 17 of the Code of Ordinances, prohibiting smoking in ...
City Council expected to adopt ban Monday on smoking in and around restaurants
and other public places
eParisExtra.com - March 23, 2014
The Paris City Council is expected on Monday to adopt an amended smoking
ordinance that will add restaurants, ballparks and bowling alleys to
the prohibited list. .. The compromise also omits any mention of electronic
cigarettes. Task force members didn't feel there is adequate scientific
proof of the danger of E-cigarettes. ...
bans e-cigarette use inside buildings
Amarillo.com - March 23, 2014
...Barraza, a West Texas A&M University senior, smoked e-cigarettes
indoors on the WT campus until a recent policy change banned their use
inside buildings. I see peoples point that they dont want people smoking
indoors, even if its just vapor; but on the same token, it doesnt seem
to be nearly as dangerous as cigarettes, he said. ...
is the proposed city-wide smoking ban ordinance that will ...
eParisExtra.com - Mar 23, 2014
WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Paris, Texas, hereby finds
and determines that it is necessary to amend the city's smoking regulations
to further restrict ...
to All Points: Council considers restrictions on e-cigarettes
Fort Worth Star Telegram - March 22, 2014
The Fort Worth City Council is considering a ban of electronic cigarette
sales to minors, following actions taken by several other cities in
Texas and elsewhere. Proponents of e-cigarettes see them as a helpful
and healthier tool in promoting smoking cessation, and opponents believe
they are a gateway to tobacco cigarette smoking. But the FDA has yet
to issue guidelines about the potential health risks of e-cigarettes.
should ban e-cigs too ($$)
The Baytown Sun - March 22, 2014
The City of Baytown is considering adding e-cigarettes to its public-smoking
ban ordinance. The proposal would prohibit them from being sold to minors
and ban them in public places where smoking is banned. ...
decision slated on ban
Paris News - March 21, 2014
The long-discussed and combative Paris smoking ban may finally see a
conclusion Monday night. The Paris City Council plans to vote on the
smoking ban is not a matter of smoker's rights
Paris News - March 21, 2014
A response to Your Voice printed 3-14-14 titled Maybe
Texas should ban smoking. The writer should get her facts correct
regarding Arkansas' smoking ban.
bans electronic cigarettes
KVIA El Paso - March 21, 2014
The Socorro City Council voted Thursday to add e-cigarettes to the city's
public smoking ban. Socorro is the first city in the El Paso metropolitan
area that has ...
Worth looks at banning e-cig sales to minors
Fort Worth Star Telegram - March 20, 2014
In February, the Fort Worth ISD banned the use of e-cigarettes on district
property ... city in Texas that does not ban tobacco smoking in bars,
so a broader ban on ...
Public Housing Could Go Smoke-Free
KEYE TV - March 20, 2014
The Housing Authority of the City of Austin discussed the possibility
of Section 8 housing becoming smoke-free Thursday. A survey conducted
at 17 properties ...
tobacco ban includes electronic cigarettes
UT The Daily Texan - March 20, 2014
Howarth-Moore said banning e-cigarettes was part of the stipulation
for ... smoking an electronic cigarette, I didn't even know they were
banned, Alvarado said.
Griffith Discusses LP&L, Downtown Redevelopment, and Other ...
News/Talk 790 KFYO - March 20, 2014
Griffith was also asked about a number of other local issues, include
a sales tax increase and a smoking ban. But in most cases, Griffith
stated that he was ...
considers treating e-cigarettes as other tobacco products
Houston Chronicle - March 19, 2014
... are considering restricting e-cigarettes in the same way that other
tobacco products ... Currently, there are no restrictions on e-cigarettes,
meaning in theory a minor could ... and smoking that would bring e-cigarettes
under the same restrictions. ... He added that his workplace has already
decided to restrict e-cigarette use.
draws local entrepreneurs
Community Impact Newspaper - March 19, 2014
Though first skeptical of e-cigs, Robertson said she was able to quit
smoking in two days because of vaping. We got into this to help other
people, knowing that ...
Tobacco Beware, Vapor Cigarettes Are Here
Graham Leader - March 19, 2014
For decades, tobacco companies cornered the market on cigarette sales.
However, sales have been taking a nosedive lately, and the once-booming
industry is seeking to protect its multi-billion-dollar bottom line
by concentrating on its global reach in Asia and other continents. Besides
the usual suspects as reasons for the declinehealth risks and cost at
the forefrontother obstacles exist. In 2008, China became the first
country to introduce a non-tobacco alternative known as the electronic
cigarettealso known as the vapor cigarette.
goes smokeless ($$)
Times Record News - March 18, 2014
The Wichita Falls Housing Authority has announced it will implement
a Smoke Free Policy beginning April 1.
City of Baytown Wants to Snuff Out E-Cigs
KTRH - March 18, 2014
While some residents agree with city council saying they are as harmful
as regular cigarettes, supporters argue that since they contain no tobacco,
the electronic devices are not as bad for the user and less invasive
for those around them as traditional smokes. Baytown City Manager Bob
Leiper says "In a nutshell, we want to treat e-cigarettes the same
as cigarettes. That's the best way to describe it. The city will revisit
the issue on April 10th and if they decide to put those restrictions
in place, they could go into effect as soon as ten days later.
Refills Pose A Danger To Children, Local Doctors Say
KWTX - March 18, 2014
The Texas Poison Control Network is reporting an increase in cases involving
young children who have gotten hold of the liquid refills for increasingly
popular electronic cigarettes, and doctors shared the concern Monday
at a forum at Scott & White Hospital in Temple. 'More than half
of the exposure is kids under 6 years old," said Dr. Ryan Morrissey,
the Central Texas Poison Centers medical director. "The numbers
have gone up as e-cigarettes have become more popular." Statewide
statistics released Monday show the center got 11 calls in 2011 involving
children who either inhaled or ingested the liquid that contains the
nicotine whose vapor electronic cigarette users inhale. In 2012, the
center got such 43 calls and the number increased to 123 in 2013. So
far this year, the center has already received 58 calls and officials
estimate that the total could come close to 300 by years end.
policy to now include e-cigarettes
ConnectAmarillo.com powered by KVII - March 17, 2014
AMARILLO, TEXAS -- If it applies to one, it applies to all. West Texas
A&M University (WTAMU) recently submitted change to a current policy
that prohibits students from smoking inside to now include electronic
cigarettes. Experts have estimated electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes
a nearly $1.7 billion industry in 2013. The newest e-cigarette shop,
Anywhere E-Cig, in Canyon opened just before the university submitted
changes to its policy
on health effects of e-cigs heats up as teen use grows [VIDEO]
FOX 4 News - March 17, 2014
A growing number of school districts in North Texas have found it necessary
to formally ban the use of e-cigarettes on campus because its use among
teenagers is exploding.
weighs e-cigarette restrictions ($$)
The Baytown Sun - March 16, 2014
They can be seen just about anywhere these days electronic cigarettes.
Often used by smokers and others who want to avoid the health problems
associated with tobacco products and smoke inhalation, these e-cigarettes
are gaining momentum in popularity. ...
park on Bridgeport City Council agenda ($$)
Wise County Messenger - Mar 15, 2014
The council will also consider adopting an ordinance outlining rules
for the ... alcoholic beverages, drugs and the smoking of tobacco products
on the grounds.
delays ban again
Paris News - March 11, 2014
The Paris City Council again delayed a decision on a city-wide smoking
ban proposal, once more pushing the plan to the city attorney to make
smoking ordinance one step closer to being final
KXII-TV - March 10, 2014
PARIS, TX-- The city of Paris is one step closer to implementing a citywide
smoking ordinance. The smoking task force committee met before Monday's
roadway to close for construction
KXII-TV - March 10, 2014
DENISON,TX---A new city ordinance approved by the council Monday night
will regulate on the use of electronic cigarettes in Denison.
Worth councilman wants to curb e-cigs for minors
Fort Worth Star Telegram - March 10, 2014
Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns wants the city to curb the use
of electronic cigarettes by minors, a growing, but some say dangerous,
smoke or not to smoke. It is not a question
Borderzine - March 6, 2014
UTEP tobacco-free campus sign And the smoker that I chose to share my
life with was the one who told me about this new tobacco free campus
policy at UTEP.
council approves e-cigarette ordinance
KXII-TV - March 4, 2014
DENISON,TX---A new city ordinance approved by the council Monday night
will regulate on the use of electronic cigarettes in Denison. The City
of Denison passed an ordinance that will prohibit smoking E-cigarettes
in public areas or inside businesses at the owner's discretion. City
officials say it's to make Denison a healthier place for residents to
live, something Angie Sparkman, owner of "Wicked Vapors" disagrees
with. The ordinance would also prohibit minors under the age of 18 to
purchase e-cigs, something Sparkman says her store already does and
that every vapor store should do.
divided on e-cigarette measure
Austin Herald - March 4, 2014
The Austin City Council is one step closer to an electronic cigarette
moratorium prohibiting e-cigarette use in public places, but the council
appears split on the issue. Council members voted 4-3 on the issue during
their work session Monday night, with Mayor Tom Stiehm supporting the
measure as Council Member Judy Enright was absent, which means the council
will formally vote on a moratorium during its March 17 public meeting....
going smoke free?
The Rambler - March 4, 2014
The buzz around campus smoking-sections is that Texas Wesleyan could
become a smoke-free campus. It has be said that Wesleyan might become
a non-smoker free campus. Of course, thats not going to happen. Because
its ridiculous, just like the notion of a smoke-free campus.
lobby local government for ban ($$)
Paris News - March 4, 2014
Along with the rest of Paris, a group of sixth grade students at Crockett
Intermediate School await a final decision on a smoking ban in public
places within the city limits. A decision is expected at a Paris City
Council meeting as early as Monday.
resets meeting ($$)
Paris News - March 4, 2014
Another ice storm slowed the process of passing a smoking ordinance
in Paris. The smoking ban committee meeting on Monday was cancelled,
along with several other meetings due to bad weather and ice on roadways.
The meeting has yet to be rescheduled but the committee hopes to meet
before Paris City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
e-cigarette ban is the right path
Dallas Morning News (blog) - March 2, 2014
Your editorial suggesting holding off on banning e-cigarettes in public
places contains an important contradiction. You state there is little
if any scientific evidence indicating a second-hand smoke danger from
e-cigarettes, but you also point out that e-cigarette smokers might
be inhaling formaldehyde and an ingredient used in antifreeze. My question
is, what happens when e-cigarette smokers near me exhale? Where do that
formaldehyde and other chemicals go? I dont want to be forced to breathe
it even if its odorless. I suggest that rather than an e-cigarette ban
being premature, what is actually premature is allowing the public use
of these items without further testing of the contents of the vapor
and its effects on both the vaper and the innocent bystanders. I applaud
the Frisco City Council for taking a proactive stance and restricting
the use of e-cigarettes anywhere smoking is prohibited....
OKs $500 penalty to get city workers to quit smoking
Monitor Online (blog) - March 2, 2014
GUN BARREL CITYThe high cost of smoking tobacco will get even more expensive
in 2015 for Gun Barrel City municipal employees who refuse to quit smoking.
The City Council approved a measure Feb. 25 that will penalize city
employees who smoke to the tune of $500 per year. Smoking employees
will see that amount of money deducted from their paychecks in 26 installments,
according to the plan presented by City Manager Gerry Boren. Its a great
incentive, Boren said.
draw attention of kids, officials
Wise County Messenger - March 1, 2014
Electronic-cigarettes, also called e-cigs, are battery-operated nicotine
inhalers. The e-cig liquid comes in a dizzying array of flavors such
as bubble gum, gingerbread, peanut butter cup, kettle corn and marshmallow.
Only e-cig liquid that contains nicotine is illegal to sell to minors.
But store owners can sell the electronic cigarette device and any of
the flavors without nicotine to anybody if they choose. Several North
Texas cities have banned the sale of electronic cigarette devices or
accessories to minors. Flower Mounds city council approved a ban on
Feb. 3, prohibiting minors from purchasing or possessing the devices
and outlawing use of the product on any town property where smoking
is prohibited. Lewisville, Rockwall and Murphy have all passed similar
prohibitions. Last month, the Bridgeport school board looked at adopting
a rule that would prevent e-cig use by anyone at all campuses.
to review smoking ban
Paris News - February 28, 2014
Committee to review smoking ban....
The e-cigarette problem
Dallas Morning News - February 26, 2014
For students, DISD policy bans possessing, smoking or using tobacco
or ... This newspaper supports the tobacco-smoking ban but feels an
e-cigarette ban is ...
bans go unenforced
The UTD Mercury - February 26, 2014
While UTD's tobacco-free policy prohibits the use of any tobacco products
within 33 feet of building entrances, students, faculty and staff can
often be seen ...
Street to Go Non-Smoking; Oysterfest at Caracol
Eater - February 27, 2014
Downing Street to Go Non-Smoking; Oysterfest at Caracol ... Downing
Street has announced that it will become a non-smoking establishment
as of March 15.
banned on Fort Worth school property
Fort Worth Star Telegram - February 26, 2014
The policy revision bans electronic cigarettes or any electronic vaporizing
devices of any kind from school district property. Superintendent Walter
OKs smoking ban
Weatherford Democrat - February 25, 2014
By a 3-2 vote, Weatherford council members Tuesday night passed an ordinance
prohibiting smoking in enclosed eating establishments.
City Council endorses citizen task force's smoking ban compromise
E Paris Extra - February 25, 2014
The Paris City Council on Monday directed City Attorney Kent McIlyar
to prepare a smoking ban for restaurants and athletic fields as agreed
upon last week by a citizens task force. John Kruntorad, chairman of
the Lamar County Republican Party, spoke from the podium on the compromise
reached by a 10-person committee that was divided 5-and-5 among those
for and against a smoking ban...
ban nears passage ($$)
Paris News - February 25, 2014
A smoking ban in the city of Paris is a step closer to law. The compromise
the 10 members of the smoking ordinance committee came to last week
includes a ban on smoking in all restaurants, ball fields and and 100
feet from any other building where smoking is prohibited. The compromise
is to be put into legal form, approved by the committee and back before
the Paris City Council at its next meeting....
Smoking Task Force recommends amendments to ordinance
KXII-TV - February 24, 2014
PARIS, TX -- The Smoking Ordinance Task Force committee met for the
first time Friday and offered up some dramatic changes to Paris' proposed
smoking ban. After a two and a half hour debate, the task force amended
the ordinance to ban smoking in all restaurants, but allowing bars that
make more than 50% of revenue off alcohol sales, the right to decide.
Committee members also agreed on eliminating e-cigarettes and private
Texas University Is Tobacco Free
KWTX - February 22, 2014
The University of Texas at El Paso is now a tobacco-free campus.
implements campus wide tobacco ban
El Paso Times - February 21, 2014
Approved by the University of Texas System, the tobacco-free campus
policy is now published as part of the UTEP Handbook of Operating Procedures.
area sees wave of restrictions involving e-cigarettes ...
Dallas Morning News - February 21, 2014
Lewisville resident Max Gaebler (left) inspects an e-cigarette product
handed to him by Frank Malara, owner of The Vapor Zone. Malara's store
specializes in ...
Texas Town's Ban Raises Questions on Dangers of 'Vaping'
WOAI.com - February 21, 2014
A north Texas town has become the first in Texas to add the practice
of 'vaping,' or using electronic cigarettes, to all of the places where
smoking traditional ...
use of E-cigs be allowed in public?
WCNC - February 20, 2014
The Frisco City Council passed an ordinance on February 18, 2014 to
restrict the use of electronic cigarettes wherever regular cigarettes
Council bans e-cigarettes to minors and where smoking is ...
Community Impact Newspaper - February 19, 2014
Frisco City Council members voted unanimously Feb. 18 to ban e-cigarettes
where smoking is banned. The approved ordinance also bans the sale of
unlikely to follow Frisco on e-cig ban
MYfoxLUBBOCK.COM - February 19, 2014
The City of Frisco's City Council voted Tuesday night to regulate electronic
cigarettes, and enforce a new law that will mirror the current smoking
Passes E-Cigarette Restrictions: City Council voted Tuesday night to
pass the ordinance
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - February 19, 2014
The Frisco City Council decided Tuesday to pass an ordinance on the
use of electronic cigarettes within city limits. City Council voted
to regulate the sale, possession and use of e-cigarettes by minors and
ban the use of e-cigarettes where smoking is prohibited. The amendment
to the smoking ordinance would restrict the use of e-cigarettes and
liquid nicotine to those age 18 and older. Additionally, those under
the age of 18 would not be allowed to possess e-cigarettes or liquid
nicotine. The city is also considering including adding restrictions
on the use of e-cigarettes in public places such as restaurants and
Just Banned E-Cigarettes in Public Places, But Why?
Dallas Observer (blog) - February 19, 2014
Electronic cigarettes look like cigarettes. They supply nicotine like
cigarettes. Users exhale a puffy cloud like cigarettes. So they must
be cigarettes, right?...
Texas town passes strict ordinance to regulate e-cigarettes
KHOU - February 19, 2014
FRISCO, Texas The city of Frisco took almost unprecedented action in
banning the use of the electronic cigarettes where smoking is also prohibited.
bans become more popular among Cy-Fair businesses
Community Impact Newspaper - February 19, 2014
Despite little action at the state level when it comes to enforcing
smoke-free policies at businesses and restaurants, several business
owners in Harris County have recently passed or are making plans to
adopt smoke-free policies. Business owners and managers like Mike Nelson
with Copperfield Bowl said they are tired of waiting for state legislators
to pass a ban. Nelson has moved forward with plans to launch his own
no-smoking policy for the bowling alley, which he said will be put into
effect starting in September.
Anderson Anti-Smoking program
MyFox Houston - February 18, 2014
Are you a kid who needs to stop smoking? There's an app for that. It's
called Tobacco Free Teens. It is actually a problem so prevalent the
FDA estimates 700 kids every day become regular smokers. So one area
hospital is trying to change that. MD Anderson Cancer Center has a program
to quit smoking that is specifically for children...
to consider banning e-cigarettes everywhere that smoking prohibited
Dallas Morning News (blog) - February 17, 2014
The Frisco City Council will again take up the idea of regulating e-cigarettes
and liquid nicotine this week. One proposal under consideration would
ban the use and possession of e-cigarettes by minors. Thats a common-sense
approach adopted by several area cities that recognizes the highly addictive
nature of nicotine found in many of these battery-operated devices that
simulate smoking. Some public health advocates warn that e-cigarettes
are considered training wheels for traditional cigarettes, according
to the text of the citys proposed ordinance. Minors are defined as anyone
younger than 18 years old. A violation would carry a fine of up to $250,
under the current proposal. The other possible ordinance would ban e-cigarettes
everywhere that smoking is prohibited in the city. This is a big step,
should it be approved. Lufkin is believed to be the only city in Texas
to ban e-cigarettes in public places as part of its smoking ordinance.
The only other local ordinance in Texas to come close to that is the
one adopted by Flower Mound earlier this month. That one bans the use
of e-cigarettes on town property where smoking is prohibited...
The facts about secondhand smoke are indisputable
New Braunfels (TX) Herald-Zeitung - February 16, 2014
Comal County commissioners on Thursday took a step into the 21st century
by banning smoking in all county facilities, yet left one foot in the
past by allowing department heads the option of enforcing the ban in
appoints bipartisan citizen committee to study a smoking ...
E Paris Extra - February 16, 2014
Five of the 10 citizen members were selected because they have expressed
support of a smoking ban in the city. The other five members were selected
ban group named
Paris News - February 15, 2014
Paris Mayor Dr. A.J. Hashmi selected a group of 12 business owners,
medical doctors, citizens and council members to rewrite a smoking ordinance
for the city ...
ban on public smoking
Weatherford Democrat - February 15, 2014
Weatherford City Council members are considering the first draft of
a no smoking ordinance in eating establishments. Council members received
copies of the ...
banned in all facilities
Herald Zeitung - February 14, 2014
A ban on smoking in all county facilities was approved Thursday by Comal
County commissioners, who gave Sheriff Bob Holder and other department
heads the ...
KFDA - February 13, 2014
Electronic cigarettes are gaining popularity because they are marketed
as a safer ... spike in phone calls, about e-cigarette poisonings, are
receives smoking ordinance draft
Weatherford Democrat - February 12, 2014
Weatherford City Council members will begin looking at the first draft
of a proposed no smoking in restaurant ordinance during Tuesday night's
formed to amend Paris' smoking ordinance
KXII-TV - February 11, 2014
PARIS, TX-- A smoking ordinance sparked yet another heated debate at
Monday's city council meeting, and it's being brought back on the council
agenda. The council decided to form a task force committee with doctors,
business owners, city officials, smokers and non smokers to amend the
ordinance. The ordinance, as it's proposed now, would ban smoking in
bars, restaurants and all public locations, as well as the use of e-cigarettes.
fogging the issue ($$)
Paris News - February 11, 2014
THE ISSUE: The councils decision to appoint a committee to study a smoking
ban is disappointing. An issue of this importance should be be dealt
with, rather than obscured by delay. If the Paris City Council wants
perfection, its not going to find it. If the Paris City Council wants
to please everyone, its not going to happen. If the Paris City Council
believes a committee will develop a kinder, gentler more palatable comprehensive
smoking ban, it wont.
delays smoking ban ($$)
Paris News - February 11, 2014
A divided Paris City Council failed Monday to pass a comprehensive citywide
smoking ban and instead formed a committee to rewrite a proposed ordinance.
During a nearly two-hour public hearing, about 40 people spoke both
for and against the ban. Many said the city is behind the times and
its for the good of the community, while others said it is government
Rootbeer goes smoke-free
Graham Leader - February 11, 2014
One of the last smoke-friendly restaurants in Graham has reversed its
policy. K N Rootbeer, a staple of Graham since 1957, decided in January
to disallow smoking in the restaurant permanently. By going non-smoking
we're trying to be fair to all of our customers, said Tracey Downey,
one of three K N owners. Some people just can't breathe when ...
use not welcomed on Williamson County property [VIDEO]
KXAN.com - February 11, 2014
On Tuesday Williamson County's ban on using electronic cigarettes on
county property went into effect. Commissioners approved an amendment
to the county's ...
ban vote expected ($$)
Paris News - February 10, 2014
The Paris City Council is expected to enact a citywide comprehensive
smoking ban following a public hearing tonight. The council meets at
5:30 p.m. at city hall. The proposed ban stops smoking in public areas,
including work places, restaurants, bars and private clubs, as well
as other places frequented by the public like sports complexes and ball
fields. Smoking would also be banned within 20 feet of any outside entrance,
window or ventilation system to the listed places.
Off: Lewisville-Flower Mound area readers tell us their take on local
Dallas Morning News February 9, 2014
Lewisville and Flower Mound councils recently banned the sale of electronic
cigarettes to minors. Highland Village City Council is considering a
similar proposal to ban minor possession of the devices. Where do you
stand on this matter?
should discourage use of e-cigarettes
Brazosport Facts (subscription) - February 9, 2014
This week, CVS pharmacies announced they no longer will carry tobacco
products as of October of this year. The paradox of providing health
care services and ...
time has come to clear the air on public smoking
Paris News - February 7, 2014
In the early 1900s, public smoking bans existed to prevent fires and
prevent ... Surgeon General Jesse Steinfeld as early as 1971 called
for a complete ban ... He called for banning smoking in restaurants,
theaters, airplanes, trains and buses.
may ban smoking
Paris News - February 7, 2014
At the 5:30 p.m. meeting at the city hall, the council plans a public
hearing on a new law that bans smoking from virtually all public places.
According to its ...
Paso public housing to go smoke-free
KFOX El Paso - February 6, 2014
EL PASO, Texas -- The Housing Authority for the City of El Paso has
plans to make all of its public housing units smoke-free. This decision
comes after hundreds ...
town residents like the idea of smoke free living
KXAN.com - February 5, 2014
Burnet does have a smoking ban, but it only applies to buildings the
city owns and operates. ... Hays County banned smoking in their buildings
two years ago.
now banned on Williamson County property
KXAN.com - February 5, 2014
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) The use of electronic cigarettes on
county property has been banned in Williamson County after commissioners
approved an amendment to their tobacco-free campus policy.
Falls bans smoking in grocery stores
KXAN.com - February 5, 2014
MARBLE FALLS (KXAN) Marble falls banned smoking in grocery stories,
they say in order ... City officials said the smoke ban will only apply
to grocery stores.
Mound approves ban on e-cigarettes for minors
Dallas Morning News - February 4, 2014
Flower Mound on Monday approved a ban on selling electronic vaping devices
or electronic cigarettes to minors. The ordinance amendments also prohibit
minors from purchasing or possessing the devices and bans their use
on town property where smoking is prohibited. Lewisville, Rockwall and
Murphy have also banned e-cigarette sales to minors.
Bay City Daily Tribune - February 1, 2014
A new city ordinance bans all smoking in Bay City restaurants, health
care facilities and in bars that serve food. Bars that derive 90 percent
or more of their gross sales from alcoholic beverages are exempt from
the ban. In todays health conscious world, this is a move that is becoming
more commonplace. Gone are the days when diners light up for an after
dinner cigarette while at a restaurant table or the smoking sections
in a dining establishment. And this is a good thing.
disputes smoking ban
Herald Zeitung - January 31, 2014
Sheriff Bob Holder snuffed out at least temporarily a
plan to ban employee smoking in all county facilities and vehicles when
he told Comal commissioners ...
Housing Authority Implements Smoke-Free Policy at Its 25 ...
PR.com (press release) - January 31, 2014
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) strongly
encourages all housing authorities to implement a smoke-free policy
at their properties ...
Shop Is Benefiting From Demand
Big Country Homepage - January 31, 2014
The new technology of e-cigarettes is taking off across the nation,
as a what some are saying is a newer and safer alternative to regular
smoking. As Stogies ...
Screens: A special report on the booming e-cigarette industry
KLTV - January 30, 2014
TYLER, TX (KLTV) - There is no denying that the e-cigarette industry
is taking East Texas by storm. Vapor lounges, where people both use
and buy e-cigarette ...
e-cigarettes a problem? A council divided
Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram - January 30, 2014
Local government officials are taking notice of this latest tobacco
craze. E-cigs are not federally regulated, and though several states
have adopted regulations on the battery-operated devices, Texas hasnt.
As a result, city leaders say they dont...
Concerns Over Electronic Cigarettes
MyHighPlains - January 28, 2014
AMARILLO -- In the past, smokers have tried to quit the unhealthy habit
by going for direct nicotine instead of getting it through cigarettes,
but how much healthier are electronic cigarettes?
There are more calls to the Poison Control Center these days, about
the use or the misuse of e-cigs. The devices heat up a synthetic nicotine
oil, and turns it into a vapor that users can then inhale. There is
more concern about accidental effects on kids according to Jeanie Jaramillo
of the Poison Control Center. "With children, particularly young
children if they drink the liquid from the cartridge they can actually
have seizures and that can be very problematic for young children, and
the devices themselves are also a choking hazard," said Jaramillo.
Of course, if parents who use e-cigs can keep them and the parts out
of their kids' reach, then these accidents can be easily avoided. The
effects on teens seem to be minor for those who use the devices according
to the directions. Headaches, nausea and vomiting, but these occur with
first time users
passes ban on smoking ($$)
Bay City Daily Tribune - January 28, 2014
Starting today, smoking is no longer allowed by Bay City restaurants
and bars that serve food.
By a 4-1 vote, the Bay City City Council adopted a smoking ban at their
Jan. 23 meeting. According to city charter, the council only needs a
single vote to adopt such an ordinance, which then goes into effect
when it is published in The Bay City Tribune. The ordinance appears
in the classified legal section on page 6B of todays edition of the
considers smoking ban
KXII-TV - January 28, 2014
PARIS, TX -- Smokers in Paris could soon be banned from lighting up
at local bars and ... "Banning smoking in public places is not
an issue which is just in our ...
City Council prohibits sale of e-cigarettes to minors
Dallas Morning News - January 28, 2014
The Lewisville City Council voted Monday to prohibit the sale of electronic
cigarettes and liquid nicotine to minors. The ordinance amendment also
bans the sale of the products in cigarette self-service dispensers.
ban: 'For' outnumber 'against' ($$)
Paris News - January 28, 2014
Parisians speaking in favor of a city wide smoking ban overwhelmed those
against it at the Paris City Council meeting on Monday. It was standing
room only at city hall as dozens spoke on the possibility of a smoking
ban in city limits, in response to a presentation from Supporters of
Transforming North Texas tobacco workgroup and students at the Jan.
13 regular meeting.
restricts e-cigarette use
North Lake News Register - January 27, 2014
As of Jan. 21, North Lake Colleges no-smoking policy will now include
restrictions on e-cigarettes. The policy already limits the use of cigarettes
and other tobacco products on campus, but school administrators added
wording directly referring to e-cigarettes to address complaints and
concerns about smokers using the electronic cigarettes in classrooms
and around campus. However, e-cigarettes are not covered under Irvings
smoking ordinance, which defines smoking as the combustion of any cigar,
cigarette, pipe or similar article, using any form of tobacco or other
combustible substance in any form.
on e-cigarette sales to minors is on Lewisville City Council agenda
Dallas Morning News - January 27, 2014
The Lewisville City Council will consider an ordinance Monday that would
prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes or liquid nicotine to minors.
The proposed ...
Parker to address smoking ban on public housing properties
abc13.com - January 27, 2014
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Mayor Annise Parker will talk about a new smoking
ban on public housing properties, which has angered many tenants.
Housing Authority implements no smoking policy
MyFox Houston - January 25, 2014
Sure, there are no smoking signs in public places but now certain residents
won't be allowed to smoke inside their own home The Houston Housing
Authority's new rule prohibits residents and their visitors from smoking
inside an apartment. This policy impacts 5,500 families in all 25 Houston
public housing properties...
Prairie leaders ban smoking in most public placing, smoking ...
The Tribune - January 22, 2014
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas Leaders of a Dallas-area city have voted
to ban smoking in most public places amid health concerns. The Grand
Prairie City Council ...
Prairie passes smoking ban
Dallas Morning News - January 21, 2014
GRAND PRAIRIE City Council members unanimously passed an ordinance
Tuesday that bans smoking in most public places. I'm glad it's
over with, Mayor ...
City Council bans e-cigarette sales to minors
Dallas Morning News - January 22, 2014
Dissenting votes came from Mayor Pro Tem David White and council member
Jim Pruitt. The council had given preliminary approval of the ban at
Prairie to consider tighter smoking rules
Dallas Morning News - January 20, 2014
GRAND PRAIRIE One of North Texas's last holdouts on banning smoking
in most public ... The city's current ordinance bans smoking in public
areas of health care ... The proposed ordinance would ban smoking inside
most public places, ...
smoke ban includes e-cigs
Times Record News - January 18, 2014
The tobacco-free policy at Midwestern State University prohibits the
use of lighted tobacco products, smokeless ...
school district snuffs out use of e-cigs; others may follow suit
FOX 4 News - January 17, 2014
Desoto school district snuffs out use of e-cigs; others may follow suit.
School Board Bans Electronic Cigarettes
KWTX - January 14, 2014
KILLEEN (January 14, 2014) The Killeen School District approved policies
Monday night banning electronic cigarettes and similar liquid nicotine
products from ...
ISD: Just say no to electronic cigarettes
Killeen Daily Herald - January 14, 2014
...John Hartigan, proprietor of Vapeology LA, a store selling electronic
cigarettes and related items, takes a puff of an electronic cigarette
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 ...
is going tobacco free this summer
Morning Edition, San Antonio Business Journal January 14, 2014
The University of Texas at San Antonio will become a smoke-free and
tobacco-free campus later this summer. The school has been in a transition
period that began June 1, 2013 when smoking ...
damage sign, could face charges
UTA The Shorthorn - January 13, 2014
A vandalized anti-smoking sign serves as an informal petition against
the school's smoking ban in January in the area between Preston Hall
and Carlisle Hall.
campuses are on track for tobacco-free and smoke-free status ...
UTSA Today - January 13, 2014
The UTSA campuses will be completely tobacco-free and smoke-free on
June 1. The transition of the UTSA campuses to tobacco-free and ...
poisoning increasing among children in Texas
KHOU CBS 11 (Houston, TX)- January 10, 2014
SAN ANTONIO -- An increasing amount of children have been checking into
the Texas Poison Center for electronic-cigarette poisoning. According
to the center, 52 percent of the calls for e-cigarette exposure involved
children under the age of five, from 20 ...
City Council discusses sale, use of e-cigarettes
Community Impact Newspaper - January 8, 2014
Electronic cigarettes are legal to sell to a person of any age, and
can be smoked anywhere in Frisco, but that could change in the future.
Frisco City Council members on Dec. 7 opened discussion on the issue,
brought to them by the Frisco Police Department. ...
to Consider Adding E-Cigarette Restrictions
KXAS-TV NBC-5 (Fort Worth, TX) - January 8, 2014
Frisco City Council decided Tuesday that further discussion is needed
regarding tougher restrictions on the use of electronic cigarettes within
city limits. All parties did agree that they want to restrict access
to minors. They want e-cigarettes to assi
City Council to Discuss Smoking Ban
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - January 7, 2014
... in Keller will discuss forcing restaurants in the city to go smoke-free.
The Keller City Council will begin talks about a smoking ban at Tuesday's
7 p.m. meeting....
E-Cigs Just As Risky As Cigarettes? [Video]
KEYE TV - January 8, 2014
Quitting smoking is a pretty common New Year's resolution, but it's
not an easy thing to do. All About Vapor Manager CJ Champ turned to
Vaporizers, or e-cigs. "I was smoking about a pack a day,"
City Council gives initial OK to ban e-cigarette sales to minors
Dallas Morning News (blog) - January 6, 2014
The Rockwall City Council moved forward Monday night with a ban on e-cigarette
sales to minors. Rockwall would join other Dallas-area cities in regulating
e-cigarettes. Murphy prohibits sales to and possession by minors, while
Richardson requires a special permit for e-cigarette businesses. Mansfield
recently enacted a six-month moratorium on such shops.
releases policy on e-cigarettes in response to rise in popularity
CultureMap Dallas - January 6, 2014
Touted as a way to smoke without bothering other people, e-cigarettes
are turning up in a lot of places that smoking would not be allowed.
But one of those places will not be on Dallas public transportation.
Responding to their increasing popularity, DART issued a release saying
that e-cigarettes will be handled the same way as regular cigarettes,
which are forbidden.
exposed: Smoke Free Paso del Norte initiative
El Paso Times - January 6, 2014
With a $132,000 grant from the Smoke Free Paso del Norte initiative,
the Department of Public Health has a program called Tobacco Exposed,
which provides ...
Ban in Oklahoma; Not Affecting Texas Sales
KFDX - January 4, 2014
The new e-cig ban in Oklahoma hasn't slowed down business in Texas.
There are some customers concerned about it mostly our customers that
come in that are state employees are concerned about it because that
means they can't use it in places that they frequent, says Stogies Sales
Associate Mike Lewis.
provide tobacco users help with kicking habit ($$)
Lufkin Daily News - January 2, 2014
Many people use the new year to try to better themselves, either by
doing something good or stopping something harmful. With more than 24,000
Texans dying from smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke each year,
many people resolve to kick a bad habit and usher in the new year smoke-free.
Marcos smoking ban in effect
KXAN.com - January 1, 2014
SAN MARCOS (KXAN) - In San Marcos, the smoking ban is now in effect
in or near any city owned property.
Marcos to ban smoking, e-cigarettes in 2014
MyFox Austin - December 31, 2013
On New Year's Day, San Marcos will begin the transition of going smoke
free. Cigarettes aren't all city leaders are banning. Smoking will be
banned in and ...
Off: Rockwall-area readers tell us if cities should regulate sale of
Dallas Morning News - December 15, 2013
The Rockwall City Council is considering regulating the sale of e-cigarettes
in the city, including to minors.
cities struggle with regulation of e-cigarettes
Dallas Morning News - December 17, 2013
E-cigarettes, which imitate the sensation of smoking, don't contain
tobacco but may include nicotine. Scientists say more research is needed
on them. ...
students: Other students, faculty breaking tobacco-free rule
WOAI - December 5, 2013
SAN ANTONIO- The University of San Antonio became tobacco-free back
in June. To ease the transition the univesity created designated smoking
areas at certain parking lots around campus. Students are allowed to
spoke at these locations until next June. Some U.T.S.A. students though
told News Four San Antonio they see people smoking all across campus.
electronic cigarette users provide etiquette tips
KHOU - December 5, 2013
PEARLAND, Texas -- If you haven't heard of electronic cigarettes by
now -- they are getting more popular by the day. Dylan Thompson knows
all about e-cigs.
Marcos Smoking Ban Includes E-Cigarettes
SBWire (press release) - November 15, 2013
San Marcos, Texas has just joined a growing number of Central Texas
cities to pass a smoking ordinance. Sharon Teal and Ray Santorelli,
owners of Ahh Vapors, had hoped the ban would not extend to electronic
cigarettes but it did. The proprietors believe the ban was enacted without
proper information. Ahh Vapors specializes in selling vaporizers and
e-cigarettes with different levels of nicotine and several flavors for
smokers intending on weaning off of cigarettes.
in smoke: Smokers need to adhere by policy
The South Texan - October 30, 2013
The TAMUK Student Government Association (SGA) said there have been
complaints from students that smokers will smoke too close to buildings.
They dont want to be entering and exiting a building smelling like smoke.
In response to the complaints, SGA said they will be making a resolution
that will inform the student body of the campus policy regarding smoking:
smokers cannot be within 20 feet of a building.
Ban burns smokers, ignites debate among students
Eastfieldnews - October 30, 2013
The Subway employees don't ask him to smoke elsewhere. ... in the Pit,
library, hallways and classrooms, a new policy change is banning them
it really any different?
The Ranger - October 24, 2013
When people come onto this campus, they are greeted by signs that read,
San Antonio College is a smoke-free campus. A smoke-free campus is intended
to protect the health of students, employees and visitors. But dont
be surprised if you see puffs of smoke wafting through the air around
campus. Those puffs are not smoke exhaled by users of traditional tobacco
cigarettes but a mist of vapors created by electronic cigarettes.
ban e-cigarette inclusion sparks debate
UTA The Shorthorn - October 23, 2013
About 4 million Americans are electronic cigarette users, as estimated
by the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association. UTA students
are also catching ...
talk professor's death, shutdown and e-cigarettes
UTA The Shorthorn - October 22, 2013
Occasionally, we will present thoughts from you, our readers, about
what we're reporting and commenting on. Readers' letters and commentary
will publish in ...
owner hoping to ban smoking in Lubbock
KCBD-TV - October 22, 2013
Michael Clintsman is the owner of Bar PM and Local Bar and Grill. Both
currently allow customers to smoke, but Michael hopes to change that
soon. "We talked ...
real culture change
Denton Record Chronicle - October 19, 2013
Smokers have been lighting up in a different way here in Denton and
around the country as electronic cigarettes gain popularity, moving
from a fad to a real ..
Marcos bans smoking indoors
Community Impact Newspaper - October 17, 2013
The ordinance also bans outdoor smoking on city property, including
parks and open spaces, ... A number of health providers spoke in favor
of the smoking ban.
through the e-cig haze
Community Impact Newspaper - October 17, 2013
Those statistics, along with claims of health and lifestyle benefits,
have helped the electronic cigarette industry grow from a $300 million
industry in 2012 to a ...
Cig Might Face Regulations in North Texas Reviews DigitalSmoke ...
SBWire (press release) - October 17, 2013
Currently there are eight e cigarette stores in Richardson city and
city leaders' are taking ... Tim Faukner who is in the business of electronic
cigarettes and owns ...
Tech should ban smoking, fight tobacco companies
Daily Toreador (Texas Tech University) - October 16, 2013
As long as U.S. tobacco corporations are able to promote their death
sticks to 13-year olds in Beijing or Thailand with a picture of the
Marlboro man riding on the side of a dilapidated tourist bus, people
arent making a choice. They ...
Ban would stifle freedom, have enforcement issues
Daily Toreador (Texas Tech University) - October 16, 2013
I fear the enforcement will either be underenforced, leaving the policy
to be a big waste of time, or it will lead to Tech Police Department,
or whoever is left to enforce the new policy, to infringe on our personal
privacy while on campus.
has yet to clear on ban: Vape shop owners call e-cigarette ...
Hays Free Press - October 16, 2013
Ahh Vapors in San Marcos specializes in selling e-cigarettes and vaporizers,
providing a number of nicotine levels and flavors for smokers who want
to wean ...
Texas City Considers Regulating E-Cigarette Stores
CBS Dallas/Fort Worth (KTVT - CBS 11) - October 15, 2013
...just the past few months, Richardson city leaders say one kind of
business seems especially interested in setting up shop -- e-cigarette
retailers. Currently there are eight of the stores in the city. In the
business of electronic cigarettes storeowner...
considers crackdown on electronic cigarettes
KHOU CBS 11 (Houston, TX) - October 15, 2013
Mansfield is the first city in North Texas to target electronic cigarettes.
The City Council voted 5-0 to put a hold on all permits for electronic
cigarette shops for six months. During that time, staff members will
look at the issue and consider where e
city staff proposes regulations for e-cigarette businesses
Dallas Morning News (blog) - October 15, 2013
A sales associate demonstrates the use of a electronic cigarette in
Aurora, Colo. in March 2011. The Richardson City Council is looking
into adopting zoning ...
ban blows smoke
UTA The Shorthorn - October 9, 2013
UTA reiterated that its tobacco ban policy includes electronic cigarettes,
but it shouldnt. The campuswide tobacco ban, which went into effect
Aug. 1, 2011, still elicits ire from current students and alumni. More
than two years ago, arguments brewed about whether it was fair to enact
such a ban. Currently, the debate is whether electronic cigarettes,
which are a substitute for tobacco smoking, should be banned. Todays
debate is less convoluted. The answer is no. University leadership should
remove this aspect of the ban. ...
Marcos passes stricter smoking ban: ordinance will go into effect in
KXAN.com - October 3, 2013
San Marcos (KXAN) - In a 6-1 vote on Tuesday night, the San Marcos city
council voted, in a second reading, to move forward with a stricter
smoking ordinance. The ordinance -- effective June 1, 2014 -- will ban
smoking in bars, restaurants, park space and on grounds operated by
the City. City council members are providing some leeway for certain
businesses that don't have outdoor seating. If the business lacks a
patio but they're planning to build one, they must get a building permit
by June 1, 2014 and have the patio in place and be smoke-free inside
their business by January 2015.
to Smoke? or Right to Fresh Air
SFA The Pine Log Online October 2, 2013
The more controversial issue is the effects of second-hand smoke. Its
one thing for someone to destroy their own body, but its something else
when someones habits affect the health of those around them. The CDC
goes on to say that second-hand smoke causes an estimated 46,000 premature
deaths from heart disease each year in the U. S. among non-smokers.
Unfortunately, 20 feet from any entrance is not only difficult to gauge,
but also difficult to enforce. A petition is currently on the table
to ban smoking entirely from campus. The following is an excerpt from
the petitions page on change.org. The purpose of this petition is to
show support for a smoke-free campus at Stephen F. Austin State University.
Implementing a smoke-free policy will create a more positive campus
environment and promote the well-being of all students, faculty, alumni,
and visitors. As per American Nonsmokers Rights Foundations April 2013
report, 783 University & college campuses in the U.S. have already
adopted a smoke free or tobacco free campus policy. This is a high time
now that SFA also adopts a similar policy and sets an example demonstrating
its commitment toward community health.
Cigarette Reviews Nacogdoches Decision to Get to ...
SBWire (press release) - October 2, 2013
Nacogdoches city fathers are using electronic cigarette reviews to better
educate themselves about the effects of banning e cigarettes before
making any ...
ban includes e-cigarettes
UTA The Shorthorn - October 1, 2013
Electronic cigarettes are included in UTAs tobacco-free policy on campus
and are prohibited. The university sent an email to faculty and staff
reinforcing the ban on electronic cigarettes on Monday. University spokeswoman
Kristin Sullivan said e-cigarettes have always been included in the
policy that went into effect in 2011.
issues nonsmoking reminders
Brownsville Herald - October 1, 2013
Although Texas Southmost College and the University of Texas at Brownsville
are separate entities, they are both still operating as tobacco-free
officials looking into banning E-cigarettes
KLTV - September 30, 2013
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Cities are researching the legal risks of banning
e-cigarettes. It's happening in Nacogdoches. Nacogdoches City Attorney
Rob Atherton is brushing up on E-cigarettes. "I think they call
it vaping because of the vaporization," Atherton said. He's right.
It's the kind of research he'll present to city council tomorrow night.
Sooner or later the council will have to decide how the popular growing
contraption fits in with the city's smoking ban.
Hospital Smoke Free Campuses
EverythingLubbock.com - September 27, 2013
UMC Hospitals has been smoke free for 4 months and are seeing benefits.
exception made for e-cigarettes on campus
Richland Chronicle - September 25, 2013
No exception made for e-cigarettes on campus ... The first line states
that electronic cigarettes are not emission-free. The advisory
note also goes on to say that ...
lingers on proposed smoking ban
The Irving Rambler - September 24, 2013
The Irving City Council snuffed out plans for what could have been a
highly contentious meeting and agreed to postpone discussing a possible
Richland Hills To Consider Smoking Ban
CBS Local - September 22, 2013
The North Richland Hills City Council will vote Monday night on tightening
smoking restrictions in the city. If passed, lighting up a cigarette
will only be ...
on the rise among teens: Local retailers adamant on following state
regulations concerning e-cigarette sales
Palestine Herald-Press - September 21, 2013
Neither shop sells to minors and both have that policy posted liberally
at their stores. Were here to help people kick a habit, not help them
start one, local vape shop owner Jennifer Sutton said.
hires interim city manager, delays smoking ban
Dallas Morning News blogs - September 21, 2013
an odor of tobacco wafted through council chambers as dozens of residents
streamed in to speak against the proposal to ban smoking in all public
buildings. But many of them, including two rows of residents wearing
bingo hall T-shirts, left after Mayor ...
City Council likely to delay voting on smoking ban
Dallas Morning News - September 19, 2013
With its members divided and businesses opposed, the Irving City Council
is likely to delay Thursday's vote to widen its smoking ban. The council
banned most ...
Marcos City Council votes to ban public indoor smoking
Community Impact Newspaper - September 18, 2013
San Marcos City Council voted 60 on Sept. 17 to ban smoking in public
places. The ordinance, which requires a second vote at the Oct. 1 council
meeting, applies to public indoor spaces such as workplaces, bars and
restaurants, but it allows smoking at patios and other outdoor areas.
The ban takes effect June 1, 2014. No one spoke against the ban during
ban one step closer in San Marcos
KHOU - September 18, 2013
SAN MARCOS, Texas -- A proposed smoking ban split San Marcos two years
ago. On Tuesday city council members voted to push it forward. The ordinance
Lubbock city code addressing e-cigarettes
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal - September 14, 2013
So acceptable in fact, the city of Lubbock does not have an ordinance
banning or even addressing the use of e-cigarettes, according to Stevan
Walker, environmental health coordinator for the city.
health professionals question long-term effects, safety of e-cigarettes
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal - September 14, 2013
Electronic cigarettes are gaining popularity, but local health professionals
question the safety of the devices. Hudgens and Alalawi said their biggest
concern is that young people will get false impressions about the products
and smoking, in general, and begin using them. Could this be a tool
or a message that is making cigarettes more available to minors?
City Council to vote on smoking ordinance amendment
Dallas Morning News - September 13, 2013
The City Council is expected to vote on the Board of Healths recommendation
to amend the current smoking ordinance, which would prohibit smoking
in restaurants, bars, sports cafes, outdoor patios, bingo parlors and
all health care facilities, at its 7 p.m. Sept. 19 meeting at City Hall,
825 W. Irving Blvd.
council to hold public hearing on smoking ban tonight
San Marcos Mercury - September 3, 2013
The city attorneys office has released a draft of a proposed ordinance
that would ban cigarette smoking in nearly all public places, including
bars and restaurants, as well as city-owned parks and other facilities.
The San Marcos City Council will hold a 7 p.m. public hearing on the
proposed legislation at its regular meeting tonight at San Marcos City
Hall, 630 E. Hopkins St.
campuses are now tobacco-free and smoke-free with a few ...
UTSA Today - August 30, 2013
(Aug. 29, 2013) -- The transition of the UTSA campuses to tobacco-free
and smoke-free status began June 1, 2013. Essentially, the UTSA campuses
are now ...
schedules hearing on indoor smoking ban
San Marcos Mercury - August 25, 2013
The San Marcos City Council will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. during
its Sept. 3 meeting on strengthening the City's Clean Air ordinance
governing smoking in ...
Marcos considers indoor smoking ban
Austin American-Statesman - August 21, 2013
San Marcos is considering a ban on smoking indoors in public places,
a move ... The move comes years after other cities passed similar bans,
and may have ...
survey results released by IMPACT Waxahachie
Waxahachie Daily Light - August 12, 2013
In the past year IMPACT Waxahachie, a community coalition formed to
eliminate and prevent youth substance abuse, has been working to educate
our community on the benefits of a Smoke-Free ordinance [sic]. During
this time a Smoke Free Waxahachie survey was conducted to gather public
opinion. Of the 1,010 people surveyed 98.08 percent were registered
voters of Waxahachie, while 1.92 percent was not registered to vote
due to age, or were not registered to vote in Waxahachie, but worked
County: New Smoking Restrictions Approved On County ...
KWTX - July 17, 2013
MCLENNAN COUNTY (JULY 16, 2013)Smokers must be at least 25 feet
away from the door of any county-owned building in McLennan County under
a plan ...
man's e-cigarette explodes while charging
KXII-TV - July 17, 2013
SHERMAN, TX -- They've been touted as the 21st-century cigarette. But,
one Texoma man has a warning for e-cigarette users after he says simply
charging his ...
much for workplace smoking bans? E-cigarettes, vaper policies and its
impact on healthcare
MedCity News - July 14, 2013
FORT WORTH -- Chris Putnam lights up at his desk several times a day.
And, surprisingly enough, nobody seems to care. "We can pretty
much do it anywhere we want," said Putnam, who is allowed to smoke
electronic cigarettes while he handles phone and front-counter sales
ban could expand across Irving
Dallas Morning News - July 7, 2013
Melvin Lamene III, owner of Po' Melvin's, placed a nonsmoking sanction
on his restaurant in January. The city of Irving's Health Board Committee
has drafted a proposal to change the city's current smoking ordinance
to prohibit smoking in bars, sports cafes, private clubs, patios, at
the Irving Convention Center and more.
Off: Is Irving ordinance too hard on smokers?
Dallas Morning News - July 7, 2013
Smokers have rights just like everyone else; but nonsmokers also have
rights. ... as they have been nonsmoking for a few years, so going non-smoking
would be ...
business owners react to ordinance that would prohibit smoking in most
Dallas Morning News - July 6, 2013
When smokers dining at Po Melvins want to light up, owner Melvin Lemane
gives them a bucket. The owners nonsmoking policy, enacted earlier this
year, has forced his crowd of smokers to puff outside with the aforementioned
bucket for collecting ...
Support smoke-free workplaces
Wilson County News - June 26, 2013
We should all be disappointed the statewide smoke-free workplace bill
failed. Call your state senators and representatives and ask them to
support this proposal ...
Watson, L.K.; Cannon, C., "A
smoke-free Texas? Yes, please,"
Texas Nursing 87(2): 8-9, Spring 2013.
ban upsets bar owners, patrons
Lufkin Daily News - June 23, 2013
Almost two months after the city of Lufkin enacted a smoking ban in
restaurants and bars, the owner of Lufkin bar Jim Ann's said she has
seen about a 30 ...
downtown may go smoke-free
Longview News-Journal - June 23, 2013
When Henderson City Council meets on Tuesday, council members will be
asked to consider making downtown a smoke-free zone. They will also
consider a ...
City Council Considering Smoking Ban Proposal
CBS 11 - June 18, 2013
The City of Irving could soon join the list of other North Texas cities
that have banned smoking. The push is coming from the Board of Health
in the city.
for workplace smoking ban flames out again
Monitor - June 11, 2013
For a fourth consecutive legislative session, a proposed statewide ban
on smoking in public workplaces fell short, as critics argued that such
a ban could unconstitutionally curtail businesses freedom. And while
supporters have said that they would renew their efforts in the 2015
session, opponents say they are ready for another face-off and that
such legislation may even be obsolete.
Smoking Ban Effort Snuffed Out Again
D Healthcare Daily - June 11, 2013
For the fourth consecutive legislative session, the drive to create
a statewide smoking ban in most public places and indoor worksites went
up in smoke. Rep. Myra Crownover, R-Denton, and Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston,
introduced the smoke-free legislation during the session, just as they
had during the three previous sessions. The House passed the legislation
in 2007 and 2011 but it has never gained traction in the Senate.
man goes to jail for smoking warrant ($$)
Lufkin (TX) Daily News - June 9, 2013
Stephen Albro Jr., 22, was arrested by police when they discovered a
warrant on file for smoking in a city park. He was released on a $500
bond and ordered to re-appear before a judge. ...
to make campuses tobacco-free
Denton Record Chronicle - June 7, 2013
DALLAS Texas Woman's University will become tobacco-free on its Denton,
Dallas and Houston campuses this fall. The Board of Regents decided
cigarettes could be removed from Forney's smoking ban
inForney.com - June 6, 2013
The ordinance regulating smoking in public places ("smoking ban")
passed earlier this year in Forney may have an exemption on the horizon.
During the June 4th City council meeting, Council member Andy Parker
asked for clarification regarding e-cigarettes in the Citys current
ordinance. There seems to be some confusion as to whether the vapor-type
cigarettes, I think they call them e-cigarettes, whether the use of
those is also banned? asked Parker. According to Community Development
Director Peter Morgan, e-cigarettes are currently covered under the
ban as a smoking or other tobacco substitutes and would be illegal to
use or smoke anywhere the ordinance prohibits smoking. City Manager
Brian Brooks said if the City Council requests to revisit the smoking
ban, the city can certainly do that. Council member Parker added, Since
the issue was brought up with me specifically, I think we should [revisit
the ordinance], for the simple reason that the rationale underlying
the smoking ordinance to begin with is that it is a health issue based
on second hand smoke." Electronic cigarettes are defined in Section
8.1201 of the Forney City Ordinances under smoking as other combustible
material or smoking equipment or device, irrespective of form or kind.
Cigarette Ban Exemption Removed from Forney Reports ...
SBWire (press release) - June 6, 2013
Following the cigarette ban in public places, the government of Forney
might remove the ban from electronic cigarettes. In the council meeting
held on 4th June one of the council member demanded clarification regarding
e cigarettes in the Citys current ordinance. According to customer reviews
on electronic cigarette ban, they dont want the government to treat
these smokeless cigarettes as tobacco cigarettes.
luck this session for Texas smoke-free workplace advocates
Houston Business Journal - June 5, 2013
This session marked the fourth failed attempt to pass a statewide smoke-free
workplace law in Texas, despite proponents beginning the session with
hopes that this time would be different. Senate Bill 86 and House Bill
400 filed by State Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, and State Rep. Myra
Crownover, R-Denton, respectively proposed eliminating smoking in certain
workplaces and public spaces, and instigating a smoke-free workplace
law with fines for violations of up to $50 for individuals and $500
for employers. Neither bill made it out of committee.
UH burns students
The Daily Cougar - June 5, 2013
On Saturday, the University joined 711 colleges and universities around
the country when it banned all tobacco products and became a tobacco-free
campus, except for 20 one-year designated smoking areas. Prior to the
tobacco-free policy, there was a 15-feet smoking ban from buildings
and yet smokers still crowded the M.D. Anderson Memorial Library steps
daily. Compliance with this policy is doubtful and although the University
policy fulfills the CPRITs requirements, it lacks the strengths to make
a real change. Without a more severe punishment for its violators, preferably
in the form of a monetary fine, there is little incentive to comply.
Smoking Ban Takes Effect
FOX 29 - June 1, 2013
It is not going to be easy to light up a cigarette on the UTSA campus.
announces Po' Melvin's is now smoke-free
Dallas Morning News (blog) - May 30, 2013
Po Melvins, the Irving restaurant known for its down-home-cooking, is
now a smoke-free establishment. Irving Board of Health members recently
presented the restaurants owner, Melvin Lemane III, with its Heroes
for Health Award, for going smoke-free.
Video Ban at School by Education Department ...
SBWire (press release)-May 28, 2013
Austin, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/28/2013 -- Education departments have banned
the use of electronic cigarette on the school premises. The children's
are not ...
Advocate Ban of Electronic Cigarette in Schools Reports ...
SBWire (press release)-May 22, 2013
The head teachers in Ribble Valley held a joint meeting and concluded
that though electronic cigarette is not illegal but schools are definitely
not the place ...
UTSA begins transition to tobacco-free status June 1
UTSA Today - May 16, 2013
The transition of the UTSA campuses to tobacco-free and smoke-free status
will begin June 1, 2013. Through this one-year transition period, ...
Smoking ban logic goes up in flames
Amarillo Globe-News - May 12, 2013
Why should the government tell them how to care for their food and drink,
but also allow them to expose their staff and customers to cigarette
smoke? The editorial staff of the Amarillo Globe-News should
either use better logic or stay out of the ...
School Banned Electronic Cigarettes on Campus ...
SBWire (press release) - May 7, 2013
Dallas, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/07/2013 -- As every coin has two faces,
electronic cigarettes also have two aspects including both the negative
as well as positive.
ban on life support
Dallas Morning News (blog) - May 7, 2013
I checked in with House Public Health Chairman Lois Kolkhorst, whose
committee has the legislation that would institute a statewide smoking
ban in businesses.
ban bills projected to fail
LubbockOnline.com - May 6, 2013
Myra Crownover, R-Denton, Crownover's House Bill 400 would ban smoking
... Like Price, Seliger said if cities want to have smoking bans, it
is their prerogative.
plays about dangers of second hand smoke
KVUE - April 30, 2013
Imagine finding out you have stage four lung cancer, when youve never
touched a cigarette. I said 12 centimeters, thats the size of a baseball.
Im thinking no wonder I feel so crappy, Joe Maniscalco said. Maniscalco
found out he had cancer six years ago. The tumor was removed and a lobe
in his lung was removed. Then 14 months later, cancer was discovered
in his other lung. Maniscalco says he got the disease all from secondhand
smoke. I guess as a performer singing and playing trumpets you are actually
breathing in more than the average person would, he said. Maniscalco
has performed in just about every venue around Hampton Roads. He says
if smoking laws were passed years ago, he wouldnt be fighting cancer.
Gloves Rehearsal Studios will be Non-Smoking Starting May 7
Dallas Observer - April 30, 2013
For quite some time Dallas has maintained no-smoking laws in its bars,
restaurants and music venues, forcing smokers into the elements during
concerts or comedy shows; but just 40 miles away, Denton has long remained
the go-to city for tabacco users because of its lenience towards smoking
in bars and restaurants. Until now. On December 18, Denton City Council
voted on a committee-proposed non-smoking ordinance, which ruled that
a city-wide smoking ban would go into effect on April 17 of this year.
There are some exceptions for bars, however. Either way, the time has
come, folks. Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios owner Josh Baish logged
on to the RGRS Facebook page and made this announcement at 3:17 p.m.
on Monday afternoon:
County awards tobacco funds to nonprofit groups
Longview (TX) News-Journal - April 30, 2013
Gregg County commissioners on Monday divvied up $20,000 among eight
nonprofit groups from interest on a $2.8 million fund set aside for
health care projects. ... Caring and Sharing, supplying hygiene tools
and information on tobacco dangers ...
public smoking bans good?
Beaumont Enterprise (blog) - April 29, 2013
For Beaumont it was. As much as some folks groused about it. A study
done by the University of Texas Health Science Center in Tyler showed
that after July 2006 smoking ban took effect heart attacks and strokes
hospitalizations declined. Heart attack hospitalizations dropped 26
percent. Stroke 29 percent. They even dropped for COPD and asthma. For
some. But there was racial inconsistency. The first time this has ever
been found in a study. While the hospitalization rates dropped for Beaumont
whites with COPD and asthma 36 percent and 31 percent respectively,
they did not drop at all for the Beaumont black population.
for heart attacks and strokes declined significantly after Texas city
imposes smoking ban
Gilmer Mirror - April 28, 2013
A recent study has shown that not only did heart attacks and strokes
decline significantly in all residents of a Texas city after a citywide
smoking ban, but that hospitalizations for chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease (COPD) and asthma also dropped for some.
The study compared hospital discharge rates from July 2004 through June
2006 (before the ban) with discharge rates from July 2006 through June
2008 (after the ban) in Beaumont, Texas. These rates then were compared
with hospital discharge rates in Tyler, Texas, which did not have a
smoking ban at that time.
on campus goes up in smoke
Daily Cougar (University of Houston) - April 27, 2013
UH will become tobacco-free June 1, school officials announced Thursday.
of Houston Bans Smoking On Campus
KUHF-FM - April 26, 2013
The University of Houston is the most recent campus to enact a complete
ban on smoking and tobacco use. The tobacco-free policy goes into effect
on the UH Campus on June 1. She says the university will initially have
20 designated tobacco-use areas scattered across campus for staff and
students. Those smoking areas will be in effect for the first 12 months
of the new policy and will likely be phased out next summer. ...
of State Health Services welcomes a smoke-free coalition in South Texas
Big News Network.com - April 25, 2013
CORPUS CHRISTI -- A Corpus Christi restaurant owner featured in statewide
smoking cessation presentations said going 100 percent smoke-free won't
hurt business, it will only help save lives. Marcus Barrera, owner of
Kiko's Mexican Food Restaurant & Cantina, was included in the public
service announcement along with restaurant and bar owners from Houston
and Austin in connection with Smoke Free Texas.
needs considerate smokers [Opinion]
The Rambler-April 24, 2013
And now a less commonly known hazard from smoking in addition to firsthand
and secondhand smoke, is third-hand smoke, which is harmful to children
E. DeBakey VA Medical Center to restrict smoking on its campus
Ultimate West U - April 21, 2013
The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston has announced it
will limit smoking on its campus. According to a press release from
the center, "Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of
disease, disability and death in the U.S. In an effort to improve the
health of veterans, volunteers, visitors and staff, MEDVAMC will severely
limit smoking on its campus this year. The decision to change our smoking
policy reflects the medical center's commitment to improve the health
of our nation's heroes. Smoking will only be allowed in designated smoking
ordinances around East Texas vary from city to city ($$)
Lufkin Daily News - April 20, 2013
Even with Lufkin joining the ranks of cities going to a 100 percent
smoke-free ordinance in most enclosed places, a survey by The Lufkin
News shows that city smoking ordinances in East Texas are a patchwork
of laws that vary widely from city to city. According to the Texas Smoke-free
Ordinance Database, located on a University of Texas Medical Branch
website, ordinances for selected East Texas cities range from 100 percent
smoke-free, where no smoking is allowed in a particular setting, to
no coverage, where there are no restrictions on smoking.
schools' student code addresses electronic cigarettes, ...
Fort Worth Star Telegram - April 19, 2013
ARLINGTON -- School officials will allow see-through clothing at school
for the 2013-14 school year as long as students are wearing code-compliant
Restaurant Smoking Ban Takes Effect
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - April 17, 2013
Denton's smoking ban went into effect Wednesday. The city ordinance,
which was passed in December, bans smoking in restaurants, bowling alleys
and pool halls. Outdoor patios, bars, tobacco shops, tobacco and cigar
bars and fraternal organizations are excluded. Businesses have 30 days
to comply with the ban and display the proper signs before enforcement
group presents smoking ordinance revision
Aransas Pass Progress - April 17, 2013
A heated discussion ensued about revising the current ordinance relating
to ... have shown that sales of alcohol were not affected by these smoking
74% of Texans supporting the Law to create Smoke-free ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release) - April 9, 2013
According to a new survey conducted by the Smoke-Free Texas coalition,
74% of Texans voted in favor for a proposed statewide law, which would
make an effort to eliminate smoking in all indoor workplaces. This regulation
would affect public buildings, offices, restaurants, and bars. With
such an overwhelming amount of support for this legislation, the agents
at Hamann Insurance Group want to support local business owners during
this possible transition. Establishing a healthier workplace through
a non-smoking environment can benefit an organization greatly.
to begin transition to tobacco-free status on June 1, 2013
UTSA Today - April 8, 2013
The UTSA Tobacco-Free Task Force has received support from President
Ricardo Romo and the Campus Management and Operations Committee (CMO)
to move forward with the universitys tobacco-free and smoke-free
campaign. The transition of the UTSA campuses to tobacco- and smoke-free
status will begin June 1, 2013. During the transition period, smoking
and tobacco use will be allowed only on surface parking lots except
for the following:
County smoking ban goes into effect
YNN, Your News Now-by Jeff Stensland - April 7, 2013
Travis County Commissioners extended the smoking ban beyond the walls
of county buildings to include all county-owned property, including
parking lots, ...
ban sees limited enforcement, mixed results
Brownsville Herald - April 6, 2013
All enclosed facilities owned by the city are subject to the smoking
ban. Texas is one ... (from these types of bans), Post Communications
Officer Art Wilson said.
Would Ban Smoking On Capitol Grounds
KUHF-FM - April 6, 2013
State Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, pushed through an amendment on
Thursday that would abolish smoking on the Capitol grounds. The measure
must still make it through the House.
briefs: Senate OKs ban on smoking on Capitol grounds
Fort Worth Star Telegram - April 5, 2013
The Senate approved a ban Thursday on smoking on Capitol grounds.
The ban was placed on a broader bill about the agency that manages the
state Capitol complex. That bill, including the smoking ban, now goes
to the House.
Would Ban Smoking on Capitol Grounds
Permianbasin360 - April 4, 2013
State Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, told his colleagues on Thursday
that he remembers when every desk in both Capitol chambers had an ashtray.
Some 40 years later, the dean of the Senate pushed through an amendment
that would abolish smoking on the Capitol grounds altogether. "This
is speaking to secondary smoke for our school children, our workers,"
Whitmire said. "That's what progress and education and smart rules
Time to go smoke-free
Lufkin Daily News - April 4, 2013
I am writing to you as a concerned Texas citizen and member of the American
Heart Associations Texas State Advocacy Committee in support of
Lufkins comprehensive smoke-free ordinance.
express views in small forum
Brownsville Herald - April 3, 2013
Candidates for Brownsville City Commission made their case to members
of the Republican Club of Brownsville during the clubs forum Wednesday
afternoon at the Valley International Country Club
their introductions, candidates were peppered with questions selected
by the Republican Club that centered on the citys recent restrictions
on plastic bags and a ban on smoking in public venues, including bars.
City Council OKs smoking ban
Lufkin (TX) Daily News - Apr 3, 2013
After conducting a public hearing in a filled-to-capacity council chamber
on Tuesday night, the Lufkin City Council unanimously approved the first
reading of an ordinance that would prohibit smoking in most enclosed
public places in the city.
On smoking ban vote at American Legion
Kerrville (TX) Daily Times - Apr 3, 2013
Was taken there as a guest and was so smokey I couldn't wait to leave.
... Let's hope they do the right thing and go no smoking inside.
Make Lufkin smoke-free
Lufkin Daily News-April 3, 2013
I stated in the LDN in November 2010 now is the time for Lufkin, Angelina
County and the state of Texas to become smoke-free. Unfortunately it
is in 2013 and ...
authorities across state eye no-smoking policies ($$)
Temple (TX) Daily Telegram - March 31, 2013
Texas housing authorities are progressively moving toward no-smoking
policies in buildings ...
Shows Support from Texans for Smoke-Free Workplace Law at All-Time High
Gilmer Mirror - March 25, 2013
On the heels of legislation filed by Rep. Myra Crownover (R-Denton)
House Bill 400 we wanted to share the results of a poll
released today by the Smoke-Free Texas coalition.
of Texas Voters Smoke-Free Law (PDF)
Baselice & Associates Inc. [March 26, 2013]
Baselice & Associates, Inc. are pleased to release the results of
a survey among N=836 randomly selected registered voters in Texas. Reponses
to this survey were gathered via landline and cellular telephone as
well as by internet on February 20-24, 2013.
County Commissioners Court 3/25/13
MyHighPlains - March 25, 2013
RESTRICTIONS ON SMOKING ON COUNTY PROPERTY: To consider and act upon
issuing notice to county personnel regarding smoking restrictions, and
will save lives and money; Cruz not 'natural born'; keep ...
Austin American-Statesman - March 24, 2013
Re: March 12 editorial, Texas smoking habit costs billions
I appreciate the Statesmans editorial support for legislation
that would outlaw smoking in all workplaces. Making Texas workplaces
smoke-free this year will save lives and money and improve the overall
health of our communities. As a physician practicing in Central Texas
for nearly 24 years, I know all too well that secondhand smoke is deadly
and costly. Even brief exposure may trigger heart attacks and asthma
and may set the cancer process in motion. We pay the price for secondhand
smoke in higher rates of illness, treatment and death.
Community College may become smoke-free campus
Laredo Morning Times - March 21, 2013
Smoking might soon become a thing of the past at Laredo Community College.
In a special-called meeting Thursday, LCC's board of trustees directed
administration to research banning smoking at the college with all but
one board member ...
leaders seeking input on smoking ordinance
KXII-TV - March 21, 2013
Smoking restrictions could go into effect in the city of Gainesville
soon. At Tuesday's city council meeting, councilors announced they are
taking resident input for a future smoking ordinance. Many council members
said they've been ...
A tobacco-free day
Lufkin Daily News-March 20, 2013
Tobacco Free Kids Day, or known as Kick Butts Day, is a day of activism
that encourages kids and teens to stand out, speak up, and promote smoke
City Council discusses smoking ordinance
Lufkin Daily News-March 20, 2013
Members of Smoke Free Lufkin then submitted a model ordinance for consideration
from the Berkeley, Calif.-based American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation
Lawmaker Presses for Smoking Ban
NACS Online - March 15, 2013
NORTH TEXAS The Lone Star State has no statewide smoking ban,
and state Rep. Myra Crownover wants to change that, CBSDFW.com reports.
The House has approved smoking bans in 2007 and 2011, but none have
passed the Senate.
to make Texas workplaces smoke free
Austin Business Journal (blog) - March 12, 2013
Legislation has been filed proposing smoke-free workplaces across the
state to protect all employees from second-hand smoke.
R-Denton proposes a smoke-free workplace law with fines for violations
amounting up to $50 for an individual and $500 for employers.
smoking habit costs us billions
Austin American-Statesman - March 11, 2013
Stand at the intersection of public health and public policy and it
wont be long before you see a wreck. Collisions are inevitable
when perceived rights fail to yield to the public good.
In January, state Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, again filed legislation
that would impose a statewide ban on smoking in public places. State
Rep. Myra Crownover, R-Denton, filed an identical House bill just before
the Friday deadline. Previous attempts at the smoking ban ended up deader
than Humphrey Bogart, but here we go again. Ellis and Crownover filed
smoking ban legislation in 2007, 2009, and 2011. Smoking ban bills passed
the House in 2007 and 2011, but none of those bills ever got a vote
in the Senate.
House Bill 400, a smoke-free workplace law in Texas, by Rep Myra Crownover
Liberty Vindicator - March 10, 2013
Below is a statement by Claudia Rodas, co-chair of the Smoke-Free Texas
coalition, on Rep. Crownovers proposed smoke-free workplace bill:
The Smoke-Free Texas coalition commends Rep. Myra Crownover (R-Denton)
for her continued dedication and leadership on this important public
of a statewide smoking ban try, try again
Fort Worth Star Telegram - March 8, 2013
Undaunted by defeats in three previous legislative sessions, a broad-based
coalition of health advocates is re-launching a push for a statewide
smoking ban in most public places and indoor worksites.
smoking ban effective, despite lax enforcement
Pegasus News - March 6, 2013
DENTON It's been more than two months since UNT became completely
smoke-free. Students, faculty and staff are still adjusting, but despite
a near total lack ...
student senate urges school to go 'smoke-free'
KWKT - March 4, 2013
Baylor's student senate leaders are following a similar smoke-free bill
that was implemented at UT. Baylor's student sentate says eliminating
smoking is not only ...
reaction to proposed 21 smoking age in Texas
KFDA - March 4, 2013
Sales tax comprises about a quarter of the state's revenue, and tobacco
taxes make up about 1.5 percent. And tobacco use has actually been falling
in Texas ...
Talks Tobacco Buying Age
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) - March 4, 2013
An attempt to increase the tobacco purchasing age from 18 to 21 is floating
around the Texas legislature in an effort to curtail teen smoking rates.
restrictions face long odds in Legislature
Austin American-Statesman - March 3, 2013
For the fourth consecutive legislative session, a Democratic state senator
from San Antonio is trying to raise the legal age for buying or possessing
cigarettes and other tobacco products. Despite falling short in his
previous attempts to boost the legal age from 18 to 19, Sen. Carlos
Uresti is upping the ante this time with a bill outlawing tobacco products
for Texans under 21 years old.
restaurants sales unaffected by smoking ordinance
Star Community Newspapers - March 1, 2013
According to the first quarter report of restaurant revenue, sales were
not negatively affected by the no-smoking ordinance. "The new ordinance
has been in place for nearly five months and has not slowed down our
restaurant traffic in the slightest," said Mayor Pro Tem Leroy
Vaughn during the 2013 state of the city address. "In fact, citywide
restaurant receipts were up 4.25 percent year-over-year during the first
quarter operating under the new ordinance." The ordinance, which
went into effect Oct. 1, prohibits smoking within restaurants, bars
and bowling alleys. In addition to the increase in food service, mixed
drink sales increased by 2.18 percent. "We're not attributing the
increase in revenue to the ordinance - it could be because of the economy,
the holidays or other factors," said James Kunke, community relations
and tourism director. "The real point is that sales didn't go down
due to the ordinance. Some people insisted that the ordinance would
cause restaurants to lose money or even close and that didn't happen."
out: Campus smoking ban
UT The Daily Texan - February 25, 2013
Editors note: On Friday, March 1, UT will become a 100 percent
smoke-free campus. Some 15 signs currently designating smoking areas
will have been removed by then. Below, Daily Texan columnists Roy Cathey
and Zachary Adams take opposing stances on the smoking ban.
there's a proposed statewide smoking ban
Dallas Morning News (blog) - February 11, 2013
Wed heard a rumor this session that Rep. Myra Crownover, the perennial
champion for a statewide ban on smoking in the workplace, might have
been laying down her sword on the issue this session after losing several
of these fights in a row. Not true. Crownover, R-Lake Dallas, told us
today that she is absolutely planning to file another bill after
she works out the kinks on this one with the umpteen number of groups
shes working with (she listed five off the top of her head as
we walked and talked at the Capitol today: American Heart Association,
Texas Medical Association, Texas Restaurant Association, March of Dimes,
the American Cancer Society
.). The bill will look a little
different from past versions, she said, though she declined to
say what those differences would be, as the groups are still hammering
may revisit smoking policy ($$)
Terrell Tribune - February 7, 2013
The Terrell City Council may revisit the city's smoking ordinance sometime
during 2013, according to a city official. Ordinance No. 1992, passed
by the council in ...
campus, concealed carry to appear on SGA ballot
The Daily Toreador (registration) - February 1, 2013
On February 27 and 28, students at Texas Tech will vote for more than
just positions in the executive and legislative branches of the Student
Government Association. During Thursdays meeting, senators passed
two resolutions that will place a referendum on the upcoming election
ballot. The first resolution, Senate Concurrent Resolution 48.11, passed
with 98 percent of the votes. According to the bill, the referendum
will be put on the ballot to gather opinions of the students about becoming
a tobacco-free or smoke-free campus.
smoking officially sidelined: Brownsville's extended ban set to ...
Brownsville Herald - February 1, 2013
Forget about lighting up a cigarette on Super Bowl weekend. Brownsvilles
revised smoking ban takes effect Saturday, prohibiting smokers from
lighting up at virtually any public place, including bars and sports
arenas. The ordinance also bans smoking in bingo halls, convention centers,
educational facilities, health care facilities, game rooms, shopping
malls, city buildings and bus stops.
Lounge Going Non-Smoking
FWWeekly - January 31, 2013
A few weeks back I wrote a story about my favorite non-smoking bars.
Today I found out the venerable Keys Lounge will soon be following suit.
The last time I went to Keys, the air was so densely fogged with smoke
you could have cut with a knife and spread it on a cracker. At the time
of this posting, Keys owner Danny Ross had not yet responded to
Fort Worth Weekly. But in a Facebook post by Michael Big Mike
Richardson, he quoted Ross confirming the news. Several bands have requested
that the club be non-smoking for their show, Ross said. It was happening
so frequently that he decided to just make the club smoke-free permanently.
Yes its true, Ross told Richardson. Right now
its no smoking on weekends, and as soon as I have the patio built,
it will be totally non-smoking. I think it will help attendance
and be healthier for everyone, he continued.
Ban Gets In Defense Attorney And "Patriot" Adam Reposa's Way
Austinist - January 30, 2013
Though he seems too good to be true, he is true. His website,
which you should visit, contains an entire section explaining how he
was held in contempt in 2008, and further explores his legal philosophy,
which he claims is more litigious and all about acquittals over plea
bargains. The site primarily discusses DWI offenses, but a new smoking
ban enacted Tuesday that prohibits tobacco use on all official Travis
County properties is what now has Reposa's mustache in a jumble.
County approves comprehensive smoking ban
KHOU - January 30, 2013
AUSTIN -- Travis County commissioners approved a comprehensive smoking
ban for all county property Tuesday afternoon. It bans the use of all
County might ban smoking, other tobacco use on county ...
Austin American-Statesman - January 28, 2013
Travis County commissioners will consider banning all tobacco products
and electronic cigarettes on county property, indoors and out. A majority
of commissioners told the American-Statesman on Monday that they will
support the ban.
to consider smoking ban in city-owned, operated facilities
Fort Worth Star Telegram - January 28, 2013
HASLET - The Haslet City Council could soon consider snuffing out smoking
in public places. The council at its Feb. 4 meeting is expected to consider
an ordinance intended to prohibit smoking in all city-owned or city-operated
facilities and properties. The proposal is also meant to regulate smoking
in public places. Those public places would include work places, elevators,
retailers and restaurants, city secretary Dianna Buchanan said.
more smokers on campus starting in March
The Daily Texan (Univ. of Texas at Austin) - Jan 25, 2013
The University will remove temporary smoking locations next month to
become a fully tobacco-free campus but will continue to enforce the
policy without fining violators. Starting March 1, smoking tobacco will
no longer be allowed at the 15 temporary loc
UT bans smoking on campus, it continues to benefit from tobacco investments
The Daily Texan (Univ. of Texas at Austin) - Jan 25, 2013
The University of Texas Investment Management Company, or UTIMCO, is
a nonprofit corporation created by the UT System to oversee UT and Texas
A&M systems' investments.
may extend ban on smoking to outdoor patios
UT The Daily Texan-Jan 24, 2013
The city placed a permanent ban on smoking in city parks in December
2011. ... that the government might pay later on in life, but straight
out banning it isn't fair.
City Council approves restaurant smoking ban
inForney.com-Jan 23, 2013
Forney City Council approves restaurant smoking ban ... Cigarettes are
not the only smoking product to be banned under this ordinance, cigars
and lighted ...
hosts 2nd smoke-free campus town hall meeting
The Daily Toreador (registration)-Jan 24, 2013
Student Government Association hosted its second and final town hall
designed to gather student opinions about creating a tobacco or smoke-free
campus at 2 ...
showed up voicing their concerns on making the campus ...
MYfoxLUBBOCK.COM-Jan 24, 2013
Students showed up voicing their concerns on making the campus tobacco-free,
or smoke-free. SGA Graduate Senator Katherine Lindley said they have
heard a ...
pushing extended smoking ban for Austin bars
CultureMap Austin - January 21, 2013
KVUE -- If you are one who likes to light up when enjoying the great
outdoors at an Austin bar or restaurant, you might eventually have to
go someplace else to ...
Smoking Ban ($$)
Lufkin (TX) Daily News - Jan 20, 2013
Now is the time for Lufkin to approve smoke-free ordinance
call on Austin leaders to extend smoking ban
KHOU- January 20, 2013
AUSTIN -- There is a push to extend the City of Austin's smoking ban
to ... Voters approved a ban on smoking inside bars and restaurants
in Austin in 2005.
Lufkin Daily News-Jan 19, 2013
Dr. Sidney Roberts, the medical director of the Arthur Temple Sr. Regional
Cancer Center in Lufkin, is in a unique position to judge the effects
of smoking on ...
of reader comments to stories online
Austin American-Statesman-Jan 19, 2013
I support the ban, but does Austin have the resources to enforce it?
They also banned smoking in parks, which included Zilker for ACL. Though,
people just ...
Crownover on her smoke-free workplace bill: "You ...
Texas GOP Vote-Jan 19, 2013
Back in 2005, Representative Myra Crownover authored and passed House
Bill 790 to increase the number of genetic disorders newborns are screened
Awaits Statewide Ban on Smoking
TopNews Arab Emirates - January 18, 2013
Texas Awaits Statewide Ban on Smoking While as many as 29 states have
implemented statewide smoking ban, it has been claimed that it's high
time that ...
needs a statewide ban on smoking
San Antonio Express - January 17, 2013
A poll conducted in 2011 indicated 70 percent of Texans would support
a statewide ban. The passage of city smoking bans across the state in
recent years ...
on patios now under fire
Austin News - January 17, 2013
Some want a ban to prohibit smoking on outdoor patios at restaurants
and bars. ... Ave. says he thinks banning smoking outside on patios
is crossing the line.
may ban smoking on bar, restaurant patios
MyFox Austin - January 17, 2013
But not everyone supports a full out ban on smoking. In 2005 the city
banned smoking inside bars and restaurants, pushing smokers out on to
decks and patios.
Tech's Campus May Go Smoke-Free
EverythingLubbock.com - January 17, 2013
Texas Tech students returned to school Wednesday, some of them with
cigarettes in hand, but smoking on campus could soon be a thing of the
patio smoking ban may affect 600 businesses
Austin Business Journal (blog) - January 17, 2013
Austin's smoking ban in restaurant and bars could be expanded to include
outdoor ... Austin already has a ban in place on smoking inside bars
might ban smoking on bar and restaurant patios
Austin American-Statesman - January 16, 2013
Smokers in Austin could soon have fewer places to light up. Austins
8-year-old ban on smoking inside bars, restaurants and live music venues
might be expanded to include outdoor patios and decks at those businesses.
Live Tobacco-Free ...
City Council begins exploring smoke-free ordinance
Lufkin Daily News-January 16, 2013
The Lufkin City Council on Tuesday hosted discussion and an unofficial
public hearing on a possible smoke-free ordinance for public places
in the city. ...
restricts smoking on campus
Daily News - Galveston County-January 16, 2013
GALVESTON Texas A&M Universityy at Galveston implemented
a policy Tuesday that greatly restricts where students, staff, faculty
and visitors can light up ...
campus subject of SGA town hall meetings
The Daily Toreador (registration)-January 15, 2013
Study-time smoke breaks and in-class tobacco dipping may become an old
habit for students , faculty and staff on Texas Tech's campus. That
is, if a majority of ...
lawmakers receive failing grade from American Lung Association
Alamo City Beat, San Antonio Business Journal
Texas failed to protect children from the tobacco industry's
marketing tactics by neglecting to invest in programs and policies proven
to reduce the
student government turns to students, other institutions on ...
LubbockOnline.com-January 15, 2013
Dawn Hudgens, a certified tobacco cessation treatment specialist at
Covenant Health Systems, said adjusting to a tobacco-free or smoke-free
campus could be ...
may soon be a smoke-free zone
KLTV-January 14, 2013
An ordinance is already in place that bans smoking at city parks and
restricts the practice ... Nacogdoches implemented a similar city-wide
smoking ban on July 1, 2008. City council members in Nacogdoches passed
an ordinance that banned ...
return to smoke-free campus
Denton Record Chronicle - January 14, 2013
University of North Texas students wont be able to smoke on campus
this semester. As of Jan. 1, UNT went smoke free.
of statewide smoking ban optimistic this session ($$)
Austin Business Journal - Jan 11, 2013
The possibility of banning smoking in public workplaces across Texas
has been relit this legislative session by anti-smoking
reignited for statewide smoking ban in Texas
Dallas Business Journal-January 11, 2013
The possibility of banning smoking in public workplaces across Texas
has been ... Meanwhile, the smoking ban bill expected to result
in millions of dollars in ...
Tech student government to hear views on tobacco-, smoke ...
LubbockOnline.com - January 10, 2013
SGA will hear opinions on becoming a tobacco-free or smoke-free campus,
said Katherine Lindley, graduate senator. Current Texas Tech University
City Council thinks smoking ban is too broad, asks for ...
inForney.com - January 9, 2013
The Forney City Council met on Tuesday night, January 8, 2013 to discuss
a smoking ordinance for the City of Forney. The meeting held at City
Hall, was expected to bring about a vote on the ordinance brought forth
by Community Development Director Peter Morgan. However, after much
discussion, the Council asked Morgan to bring back a smoking ordinance
aimed specifically at restaurants and City owned property.
Senator Proposes Statewide Smoking Ban
NACS Online - January 9, 2013
This isn't the first time Ellis has proposed a smoking ban, and he has
vowed to ... Already, dozens of Texas cities have smoking bans, including
Austin, which ...
smoking ban impact on Amarillo
KFDA - January 7, 2013
Amarillo, Texas - With another attempt in the works to ban smoking statewide
in bars and restaurants, we went to a few local places who have already
restricted smoking. Some Amarillo restaurant goers are glad to be able
to breath [sic] a little easier while eating their meal. An Amarillo
steakhouse has been smoke free since April of 2011 and they tell us
their sales trend has continued to go up since the ban was enforced.
City Council agenda includes possible smoking ordinance
InForney.com - January 7, 2013
The next Forney City Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday night,
January 8, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. and will include discussion and possible
approval of a smoking ordinance in the City of Forney. The council previously
discussed a possible smoking ordinance on May 1, 2012, and requested
that the city's attorney write a proposed smoking ordinance for review.
statewide smoking ban in Texas
KFDA - January 7, 2013
A statewide smoking ban could soon be a reality in Texas. State Senator
Rodney Ellis out of Houston filed a bill that would ban smoking in all
indoor and outdoor workplaces, including bars and restaurants. If passed,
Senator Drafts Bill to Ban Public Smoking
KCEN-TV - January 6, 2013
We've already seen smoking bans for some restaurants, bars and for employees,
but ... Hallmark Restaurant in Killeen banned smoking about five years
works to spread word about smoking ban
Denton Record Chronicle - January 5, 2013
New Years customers at El Guapos told owner Mike Zampino
that they thought the citys smoking ban began Jan. 1. His restaurant
is one that will likely be affected by the new ban. The bar at El Guapos,
although a separate room, is located inside the building along with
the restaurants kitchen and dining rooms. Zampino realized that,
with the new year, he needed to find out more about the citys
new rules and what changes he needed to make at his business. He just
couldnt tell his customers when. Its April 17.
cafe snuffs out smoking after 37 years
Fort Worth Star Telegram - January 4, 2013
Something new on a wall at Verna's Cafe has angered a few customers
but delighted most. It popped up New Year's Day amid the prints of rustic
gas stations and dogs wearing cowboy hats, photos of city officials,
a certificate of occupancy for up to 75 diners, framed newspaper clippings
and posters celebrating the Trinity Trojans. The new sign reads "No
Smoking." And it was put up in response to complaints, the cafe's
lawmaker takes aim at smoking with statewide ban
KVUE (Austin, TX) - January 3, 2013
Filed by State Sen. Rodney Ellis (D-Houston), SB 86 would ban smoking
in all indoor and outdoor workplaces, including bars and restaurants
SB 86 - Introduced version - Bill Text
Texas Legislature - January 4, 2013
AN ACT relating to the elimination of smoking in certain workplaces
and public places; providing penalties. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE
OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: ...
district now tobacco-free
Wichita Falls (TX) Times Record News - January 4, 2013
As of Jan. 1, the Wichita County-Wichita Falls Public Health District
is a tobacco-free campus. Employees or visitors must leave the property
to smoke. ...
Head, P.; Jackson, B.E.; Bae, S.; Cherry, D., "Hospital
discharge rates before and after implementation of a city-wide smoking
ban in a Texas city, 2004-2008," Preventing Chronic Disease
E179, December 2012.
adopts smoking ordinance
Denton Record Chronicle - December 18, 2012
Despite overwhelming public support for extending a proposed smoking
ban to bars, the Denton City Council bowed to pressure from local bar
owners and adopted a smoking ban that left their businesses alone.
Several council members pledged to revisit the ban within the next year,
including possibly providing incentives to bars to help make the transition.
Clears The Air On Citizen-Proposed Smoking Ban Expansion
KERA News - December 18, 2012
A citizen advisory committee proposal asks for no smoking in
all businesses, city buildings, schools, restaurants, billiard and bowling
facilities and most bars in the two-college mecca of cheap drink specials.
And in the last meeting of the year, councilmembers will decide how
far to expand the citys smoking ordinance.
Considers Smoking Ban | FrontBurner
D Magazine - December 13, 2012
ack in September, the Denton City Council sent its proposed smoking
ban to committee, eliciting the opinions and remarks of 20 health-care
professionals, business owners and other community members. The goal
was to craft laws that were both health-conscious and business-friendly.
What they came back with was a strange package that bans smoking nearly
everywhere, except bars that admit patrons under the age of 18,
the Denton Record-Chronicle reports.
on proposed smoking ordinance expected Tuesday
Denton Record Chronicle - December 11, 2012
A proposed citywide smoking ban would give nearly everyone a smoke-free
workplace except for those who work in tobacco lounges, bars and similar
establishments. The Denton City Council was briefed on a proposed ordinance
during a work session Tuesday afternoon. The council is expected to
discuss the matter again in a work session before holding a public hearing
and voting on the matter this Tuesday.
readies enforcement of amended smoking ordinance
Brownsville Herald - December 10, 2012
Days after the Brownsville City Commission voted to amend the citys
smoking ordinance to prohibit smoking in all public places, city officials
are making preparations for how it will be enforced.
Music Theater in San Marcos edges toward smoking ban
Austin American-Statesman - December 6, 2012
Texas Music Theater has banned smoking most nights of the week and will
likely ... November ballot last year asking residents whether to ban
smoking in public ...
smoking in Brownsville bars
KGBT-TV - December 6, 2012
Mayor Tony Martinez cast the deciding vote in favor of the smoking ban
... He adds Brownsville does not compare to those cities which implement
Denton Record Chronicle (blog) - December 5, 2012
The city of Denton polled users of its new website, Engage Denton, on
a proposed smoking ban in the city back in January, February and March.
A wide majority ...
OKs smoking ban despite bar owners' objections
Monitor - December 5, 2012
Ronnie Park stands with his wife, Murna, as owners of R&M Trails
End Saloon. They spoke with other bar owners about their displeasure
at the city ...
Music Theater goes smoke-free
San Marcos Mercury - December 4, 2012
The Texas Music Theater (TMT) owners announced this week that the downtown
performance hall will go smoke-free during ticketed shows, the first
music venue in the city to do so.
Music Theater Becomes First Non-smoking Bar or Music Venue in Hays County
San Antonio Express - December 3, 2012
November 28, 2012 - The Texas Music Theater, a music venue in downtown
San Marcos, Texas, announced the decision last week to enact a non-smoking
policy to create a smoke-free listening experience during ticketed shows,
becoming the first bar or music venue in Hays County to initiate the
The venue will still allow smoking inside during non-ticketed
shows with a traditionally larger percentage of smoking patrons, but
may make the decision to go entirely smoke free soon based on customer
input on these nights.
Abilene college campuses considering snuffing out smoking
ReporterNews.com - November 27, 2012
Several of Abilene's college campuses have at least kicked around the
idea of banning smoking entirely, while one has long been smoke-free.
According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, as of
Oct. 15, at least 826 U.S. colleges or universities have adopted smoke-free
campus policies, ...
to pass a statewide smoke-free workplace ban
Houston (TX) Chronicle - November 24, 2012
Patchwork system across Texas causes confusion...
Estrada, Trawick, Bui: Smoking ban protects employee health
Austin (TX) American-Statesman - November 23, 2012
After going smoke-free, our businesses have saved money on insurance,
maintenance and other costs related to secondhand smoke. Most of all,
our employees are healthier. We've seen improvements in employee productivity,
lower absenteeism and
Point: Forcing smokers off campus causes excessive litter
University Star (TX) - November 14, 2012
Though a compromise on the tobacco ban needs to be reached between smokers
and administrators, leaving cigarette butts and garbage strewn down
Legislature gets bills on texting, taxing, smoking and more
Fort Worth Star Telegram (TX) - November 12, 2012
At least six bills calling for a statewide ban on driver texting were
introduced ... SB 86 would ban smoking in all public places and in places
Go smoke-free for a day
Lufkin Daily News (TX) - November 14, 2012
If you notice a difference in the air quality on Nov. 15, it is compliments
of the numerous smokers in America who have chosen to participate in
the 37th Great ...
council snuffs out new ban on smoking
Fort Worth Star Telegram - October 31, 2012
After months of discussion, the Arlington City Council decided Tuesday
night not to ban smoking at city parks, nightclubs and bowling alleys.
Councilman Robert Rivera, who initially led the drive to broaden the
city's smoking ordinance, said he changed his mind after visiting with
small-business owners who feared that a smoking ban would force them
Rivera had said he thought a broader ban would be tourist-friendly.
Arise About Brownsville's Proposed Smoking Ban
KVEO-TV - October 27, 2012
Under Brownsville's current city ordinance smoking is allowed in bars
but city commissioners are considering a prohibition. Lynda Camacho
is the bar manager at Southwinds lounge she has been working there for
15 years she strongly opposes the proposed ordinance she says more than
half of her customers smoke.
council mandates signs for smokers
Longview News-Journal - October 19, 2012
Businesses in Gladewater that allow smoking will now be required to
post a sign designating so. After six months of deliberating whether
to make Gladewater a smoke-free city and prohibit smoking from all buildings
open to the public, the City Council on Thursday decided there was no
"overriding benefit" in doing so.
continue enforcement efforts
University Star (blog) - October 18, 2012
More than a year after the implementation of the tobacco-free policy,
university officials are considering new ways to enforce the smoking
ban. Joanne Smith, vice president of Student Affairs, said a tobacco
awareness course is being developed as a penalty for breaking the tobacco
ban. The course could be enacted as early as the spring 2013 semester.
City Council tables smoking changes until Oct. 30 meeting
UTA The Shorthorn - October 16, 2012
Based on discussion and community meetings, city council was
scheduled to vote on the approval of these changes in the present ordinance
at Tuesday's meeting. City council tabled the voting of these proposed
amendments and postponed voting until the Oct. 30 city council meeting.
ban to be considered in Arlington
FOX 4 News - October 16, 2012
ARLINGTON, Texas - If you want to have a smoke while you shoot pool
in Arlington, you might be out of luck. The city council Tuesday night
will consider a ban on smoking in certain businesses. According to the
council's agenda, members will consider altering the current smoking
ordinance, last updated four years ago. CLICK HERE TO READ ORDINANCE
toward increasingly restrictive smoking ordinances may evolve into another
MidCitiesOnline.com - October 16, 2012
The Arlington City Council this week will consider a vote on the ordinance
that would limit the number of smoking areas at the Rangers Ballpark,
as well as at several other areas that now allow smoking. Smoking would
be eliminated on the balconies of the private Cuervo Club at the ballpark,
and smoking areas on the upper concourse would be reduced and moved
farther out from seating and concessions. Smoking areas on the ground
level of the open-air stadium would also become more visible through
hall owner says smoking ban would put him out of business
Fort Worth Star Telegram - October 16, 2012
ARLINGTON -- Nick Alexander is concerned that his two Arlington billiard
halls will go out of business if the City Council votes today to ban
indoor smoking at entertainment venues.
City Council contemplates smoking regulation ...
UTA The Shorthorn - October 15, 2012
According to the agenda, if passed, the amendment would prohibit smoking
in eating ... Are you in support of the banning of smoking in these
types of locations?
owners prepare for possible smoking ordinance revision
Temple Daily Telegram - October 14, 2012
Some Temple hotel and motel operators will pay close attention to the
City Councils agenda items next month. The Council is considering
a proposed smoking ordinance revision that would mandate hotel and motel
owners to restrict smoking to 25 percent of their rooms and designate
the smoking units with a sign.
Tobacco rule about control and discrimination
Lubbock (TX) Avalanche-Journal - October 13, 2012
The Avalanche Journals Our View on UMCs anti-nicotine
policy in the Oct. 3 edition is completely one-sided and does not make
sense as you state. I do not smoke, and I do not appreciate secondhand
smoke . . . We should all be concerned when entities ...
asked to get a handle on courthouse smoking ($$)
Lufkin (TX) Daily News - Oct 10, 2012
To smoke, not to smoke or where to allow smoking at grounds of the
Angelina County Courthouse were the questions facing county commissioners
during their Tuesday meeting in Lufkin. Several county employees who
work at the courthouse were in attendance to ...
clerk asks commissioners to make courthouse 'a non ...
Lufkin Daily News (TX) - October 9, 2012
County clerk asks commissioners to make courthouse 'a non-smoking area'.
to Draft Smoking Ban in Denton
KXAS-TV NBC-5 (Fort Worth, TX) - Sep 21, 2012
Denton City Council selects group to help create a new smoking ordinance
Phone Ban: Could it Prompt a Smoking Ban?
MyHighPlains - September 21, 2012
They say a smoking ban would follow the same logic used by commissioners
to ... There are already cities about our size in Texas with smoking
bans in place.
to Vote on Tighter Smoking Limits at the Ballpark
NBC 5 Dallas - September 19, 2012
The Arlington City Council will vote next month to expand the city's
smoking ban to include Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Smoking is currently
allowed in ...
gives informal OK to more smoking limits at Rangers Ballpark
Fort Worth Star Telegram - September 19, 2012
Councilman Robert Rivera, who had called for a total smoking ban in
the ballpark, said ... Indoor smoking is already banned at the nearby
city-owned Cowboys ... The ordinance bans smoking within 50 feet of
a building's entrance, so banning ..
The Daily Cougar - September 19, 2012
So it isn't right for a policy as big as the smoking ban to be legitimized
during summer break, when the overwhelming majority of its target audience
is off site. ...
to appoint panel to study smoking issue
Denton Record Chronicle - Sep 15, 2012
Smoking inside or outside restaurants, such as Hooligans on the
Square, could go by the wayside if the Denton City Council passes a
smoking ban ordinance.
a drag: University of Houston wants to ban smoking on campus ...
CultureMap Houston - September 13, 2012
The University of Houston is the latest Texas institution of higher
education that is considering a smoking ban on campus, following a threat
by the Cancer ...
bans could expand in Arlington
Fort Worth Star Telegram - September 13, 2012
The council might vote as soon as next month to prohibit smoking
in public parks, billiard halls, bowling alleys and sexually oriented
businesses. Smoking is already prohibited in such places as restaurants,
hospitals, retail establishments, theaters and common areas of multifamily
in smoke: UTSA moves towards tobacco-free campus
The Paisano (University of Texas at San Antonio) - Sep 11, 2012
ew smoking restrictions have recently been implemented around campus
buildings where research funded by the Cancer Prevention and Research
Institute of Texas (CPRIT) is conducted. This month, President Ricardo
Romo will appoint a task force that will prop
of H considers smoking ban on campus
KHOU (TX) - September 12, 2012
HOUSTONThe University of Houston has made a proposal to ban smoking
... He said he hopes all tobacco products will be eventually banned
tobacco ban considered
The UTD Mercury - Sep 10, 2012
On Aug. 28, vice president of administration Calvin Jamison led a town
hall meeting that introduced more information on a new tobacco policy
that took effect on Aug. 31.
Fort Worth Star Telegram / Arlington Citizen-Journal - September 10,
Residents lit up the Arlington Citizen-Journal's Facebook page with
opinions last week after the City Council discussed whether to ban smoking
at city parks, inside Rangers Ballpark in Arlington and at businesses
like pool halls, bowling alleys and nightclubs
Cigarette smoke clouds building entrances despite 20-foot rule
The Pine Log (Stephen F. Austin State University) - Sep 10, 2012
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the world, only falling
behind heart disease in a study released in 2010 by the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention. Lung cancer is also one of the most
common types of cancer, with causes such as pollution, radiation and,
the most common we see today, smoking.
may repeat smoking ban
UT The Daily Texan - September 7, 2012
Smokers attending the Austin City Limits music festival may be constrained
for the second year in a row because of a burn ban set for all of Travis
research leaves Texas State ineligible for CPRIT funding
University Star (blog) - September 6, 2012
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas awards grants
to universities who conduct research and have tobacco-free policies.
Institutions like the ...
council informally supports expanded smoking limits
Fort Worth Star Telegram (TX) - September 5, 2012
Rivera is also pushing to ban smoking inside the city-owned Rangers
Ballpark in Arlington. ... Banning smoking inside the ballpark could
create a challenge for ticket ... Indoor smoking is already banned at
the nearby city-owned Cowboys ...
and Rice disagree over most effective tobacco policy
UT The Daily Texan - September 4, 2012
Rice University initiates partial smoking ban to comply with Cancer
Prevention ... UT banned tobacco campus-wide earlier this year after
the Cancer Prevention ...
Working Towards A Smoke Free Campus
EverythingLubbock.com - August 23, 2012
In a few months, cigarette smokers will not be able to get a job at
one major local hospital. Eric Finley with University Medical Center
said they will no longer hire nicotine users starting January 1, 2013.
Smoking ban pursuit
Lufkin Daily News - Aug 18, 2012
LETTER: Smoking ban pursuit By DOUG MYERS of Lufkin The Lufkin News.
I would like to commend the city of Lufkin for its pursuit of a smoking
ban in bars and ...
Free Fort Bend Coalition students attend conference
Ultimate Fort Bend - Aug 16, 2012
Texas Tobacco Free Conference" in The Woodlands July 22-25. The
Tobacco Free Fort Bend Coalition sponsored the student representatives
from Sugar Land ...
on Brownsville Smoking Ban Postponed
KVEO-TV - August 9, 2012
The vote on an ordinance that would ban smoking in Brownsville has been
postponed ... The city's revised smoking ban would prohibit smoking
in public places ...
in public places not snuffed out yet
Brownsville (TX) Herald - August 8, 2012
The vote on an ordinance that would ban smoking in nearly all public
places in Brownsville has been postponed for one week. The City Commission
on Tuesday tabled the second and final reading of the city's revised
smoking ban that would prohibit smoking in virtually all public places
including bars and sports arenas within the next two months. ...
Bans Smoking in Parks, Town Facilities: Town's smoking ban includes
cars parked in parking lots of town facilities, parks
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth (blog) - August 7, 2012
After much debate, Sunnyvale is taking its smoking ban to the next level
by banning smoking in all park spaces and town facilities. The Town
Council voted 3-2 to ban smoking in all parks and town property such
as City Hall and the library -- including in vehicles in the parking
lots of those facilities.
Health goes tobacco free
Anahuac Progress August 1, 2012
Starting September 1, 2012, smoking and the use of tobacco products
will no longer be permitted at any of the Chambers Health facilities,
or its grounds.
smoking ban continues one year later
UTA The Shorthorn (TX)- August 1, 2012
After one year of a tobacco ban at UTA, some students said they have
seen fewer people smoking on campus. There are no statistics to show
whether or not ...
out: Council bans smoking in all park spaces
Star Community Newspapers - July 25, 2012
At an unusually light work load for a Sunnyvale Town Council Monday
evening members of the council took another step in keeping the air
clean in Sunnyvale. With a split vote of 3-2 the council enacted an
ordinance that bans smoking in all parks in the town. This includes
all park property, which includes in vehicles in the parking lots for
County smoking policy changes
KFDA - July 24, 2012
The Potter County Commission voted Monday to amend their smoking policy.
Commissioners voted to ban smoking on county property but to exclude
owners say business has increased since going smoke-free ($$)
Mineral Wells Index - July 19, 2012
GRAFORD In one weeks time a new rule at Grafords
The Cafe means more business. Owners Jennifer and Dirk Leach closed
for one day, July 10, to install new carpet and paint the inside. When
they reopened the The Cafe the next day, it became the countys
newest entirely non-smoking establishment.
residents to have say on going smoke-free in downtown
Longview News-Journal - July 6, 2012
HENDERSON The city's business and civic leaders plan to publicly
discuss the pros and cons of a smoke-free downtown before moving forward
Smoking Ban In Effect October 1
CBS 11 - July 2, 2012
The City of Lewisville has banned smoking at restaurants, bars and
bowling alleys. James Kunke, the citys Community Relations &
Tourism Director, said the changes will go into effect on October 1.
The City Council voted 3-2 during a special meeting on Monday to enact
weighs smoking ban
Mcallen (TX) Monitor - Jul 2, 2012
The proposed ordinance would prohibit smoking in bars, bingo halls,
convention centers, educational facilities, health care facilities,
game rooms, shopping malls and city buildings. It would also ban smoking
in sports arenas and at bus stops.
proposal could outlaw tobacco use in public places
Brownsville (TX) Herald - Jul 2, 2012
Lighting up in a bar or stepping out for a quick smoke could get a little
harder in Brownsville as the City Commission prepares to update the
city's smoking ordinance that will outlaw smoking in all public places.
table hearing on smoke-free city
Longview News-Journal - June 27, 2012
Following comments from several residents who were against a smoke-free
city, the Gladewater City Council tabled considering a public hearing
chokes on smoking ban
Amarillo.com June 28, 2012
Potter County Commissioner H.R. Kelly thinks like a man with a law enforcement
background. He appears to be uncomfortable with ambiguity, which might
be why he voted no this week on a proposed tobacco-use restriction
on county property.
Looking to Tighten Up on Smoking Ban
KVEO-TV - June 26, 2012
BROWNSVILLE - They're hoping to tighten up on the smoking ban ordinance
here in Brownsville. "We had a lot of feedback from the public
saying the current ...
OKs policy on smoking areas
Amarillo.com - June 26, 2012
Smokers will soon have to find a designated area if they want to light
up a cigarette on Potter County property. County commissioners voted
3-2 Monday to restrict smoking at county buildings to designated areas,
excluding leased property such as the Tri-State Fairgrounds and Amarillo
National Bank Sox Stadium.
Rallies Support For Smoking Ban In Stafford
KUHF-FM - June 25, 2012
... in Stafford this Wednesday night on efforts to ban smoking in businesses.
... says her group has been successful in getting smoking bans in other
Considers Smoking Ban for Bars, Restaurants
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth (blog) - June 21, 2012
Lewisville is considering a smoking ban that would make it more difficult
for people to light up in bars and restaurants.
City Council Mulls Smoking Ban
CBS Local - June 18, 2012
Lewisville could be the next city jumping on the no-smoking ban-wagon:
The City Council is strongly considering banning lighting up in restaurants
and bars. ..
smoking bans becoming more common
Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram - Jun 17, 2012
Nationwide, community colleges and public and private universities
have tightened regulation of tobacco use or banned tobacco products.
The University of Texas at Arlington went tobacco-free last year,
College announces tobacco-free campus for fall 2012
Lufkin Daily News (TX) June 18, 2012
Following its monthly board meeting this week, Angelina College officials
have announced the approval of a policy making the AC campus tobacco-free
could be going 'smoke free' in the future
KTRE (TX) June 18, 2012
Lufkin Mayor Bob Brown feels Lufkin should ban ciga. ... Phillips says
banning smoking will also protect the health of the hundreds of children
... currently have a statewide smoking ban, smoking bans exist in many
cities throughout the state.
campus a good idea
Houston Chronicle (TX) June 18, 2012
... of seeing people taking cigarette breaks in front of the M.D. Anderson
Library, ... sale, advertising and sampling of all tobacco products
on the 667-acre main ...
campus goes tobacco free in fall semester
KETK (TX)- June 14, 2012
Lufkin - The Lufkin Daily News is reporting; following its monthly
board meeting this week, Angelina College officials have announced the
approval of a policy ...
goes tobacco free
Huntsville Item - June 8, 2012
Students, professors and staff at SHSU can no longer light up and dip
on campus. SHSU President Dr. Dana Gibson announced last week that Sam
Houston State University will comply with new Texas State University
System Board of Regents Regulations, that prohibit use of all tobacco
products on campus.
plans ban on smoking
Officials now working out details of policy to free campus of bad
Denton Record Chronicle, June 2, 2012
The University of North Texas recently announced it will ban smoking
on its Denton campus effective in January 2013.
More than 700
colleges and universities across the country have instituted smoking
bans, according to a report from the American Nonsmokers Rights
University goes smoke-free June 1
Liberty Vindicator - June 1, 2012
Lamar University, along will all member schools in The Texas State
University System, will become a smoke-free campus effective June 1.
According to TSUS ...
law will limit smoking products
Rockport (TX) Pilot - May 18, 2012
What is in ones pipe and what kind of pipe one wishes to buy
for smoking are a little more limited in Fulton after the Town Council
approved an ordinance designating certain products and pipes as illegal
during their regular Tuesday, May 15 meeting. ...
Ross adopts smoke-free, tobacco-free policy
Alpine Avalanche - May 17, 2012
Sul Ross State University has adopted a smoke-free, tobacco-free policy
that will take effect June 1. Sul Ross State joins fellow components
of the Texas State ...
looks at tightening city smoking restrictions
Fort Worth Star Telegram (TX) - May 15, 2012
In Arlington, indoor smoking is banned at most places with a few exceptions
-- private clubs ... Rivera wants the city to discuss banning smoking
at both Cowboys Stadium and ... He said he does not want to ban smoking
at fraternal organizations or ... health and economic effects reported
by cities with smoking bans in place.
Worth City Council unlikely to require new municipal hires to ...
The Republic - May 8, 2012
AP FORT WORTH, Texas Fort Worth's proposed ban on the hiring
of smokers as municipal employees appears to be heading nowhere.
campus to go smoke-free in 2013
Pegasus News - May 8, 2012
UNTs Denton campus could become smoke-free as early as January
1, 2013, according to an email sent to the community by President V.
Lane Rawlins Monday morning.
Bingo Halls Fear a Smoking Ban would hurt Charities
33 KDAF-TV - May 6, 2012
Arlington city council is considering an all-out ban on smoking, in
every public building. The city already bans smoking in restaurants
and most public building, but there are some exceptions. ...
Marcos council approves park rules limiting alcohol, tobacco use
Chicago Tribune - May 4, 2012
CIARA O'ROURKE Austin American-Statesman, Texas
... and banning alcohol on city-owned dams and smoking or chewing tobacco
in or ... An alcohol ban has been the most debated of the proposed park
rules at ...
council candidates differ on smoking ban, English as ...
Dallas Morning News (subscription) - May 4, 2012
Ferguson said such a ban would help protect residents because
second-hand smoke is a proven carcinogen. He also said numerous cities
have enacted such bans ...
to consider banning smoking at workplaces
Fort Worth Star Telegram - May 1, 2012
ARLINGTON -- A City Council committee will soon explore whether Arlington
should join a growing list of Texas cities -- including Dallas, Houston
and San Antonio -- that ban all smoking at workplaces.
2006, smoking has been banned at Arlington restaurants, hospitals, ...
drive to strengthen smoking restrictions, said a citywide ban on indoor
Smoking Ordinance May Change
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth (blog) - May 1, 2012
The current city ordinance passed in 2006 bans smoking within 50 feet
of most ... post signs advising patrons that smoking is banned 50 feet
from all entrances.
Marcos City Council passes new park rules, including alcohol ban
Austin American-Statesman (blog) - May 1, 2012
SAN MARCOS The San Marcos City Council approved a bundle of new
park rules Tuesday, limiting where people can drink alcohol, smoke or
use polystyrene products like Styrofoam coolers.
Worth no-smoking proposal pits employers' healthcare costs vs ...
Fort Worth Star Telegram - May 1, 2012
A 2009 study by the Journal of Tobacco Policy and Research found that
smokers take more sick days than nonsmokers. The US Centers for Disease
Control and ...
Taylor, T.; Cooper, T.V.; Hernandez, N.; Kelly, M.; Law, J.; Colwell,
smoke-free Paso del Norte: impact over 10 years on smoking prevalence
using the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System," American
Journal of Public Health 102(5): 899 - 908, May 2012.
This study examined findings from the 2000-2009 Behavioral Risk Factor
Surveillance System as they related to tobacco use behaviors in El Paso,
Texas. There was a six percent increase in the prevalence of former
smokers, a six percent decrease in the prevalence of daily smokers,
and a seven percent decrease in the prevalence of established smoking.
The authors found that the coordinated tobacco control activities in
El Paso were related to cessation among daily smokers and the prevention
of established smoking at the population level. Activities have not
stimulated cessation among non-daily smokers.
Please, no more smoking in public
The Daily Toreador (registration) April 30, 2012
So why are college students attracted to smoking, even when there is
... have all issued smoking ordinances within the last five years, banning
smoking in ...
Worth's hiring policies shouldn't change to ban smokers
Fort Worth Star Telegram - Apr 29, 2012
Previously, government tried to find ways to prevent nonsmokers from
... In Fort Worth, the city staff is researching a proposal to hire
caught breaking ban at Fiesta Flambeau
WOAI - Apr 28, 2012
But, the parade broke with tradition this year with a smoking ordinance
along the parade route. The city had instructed most of us to
wear these no smoking ...
ordinance approved by City Council : Exemptions include some bars, assisted
Athens (TX) Review, 2012-04-24
Athens finally has a smoking ordinance to call it own. The Athens City
Council approved the ordinance, 5-0, at it's Monday afternoon meeting.
Worth to consider hiring only non-smokers
Fox News - April 17, 2012
The City of Fort Worth is considering hiring only non-smokers in the
future -- a cost-cutting idea proposed by a city worker that could save
Worth to Consider Tobacco Ban for New City Employees
First Coast News - April 17, 2012
FORT WORTH -- City employees who take a smoke break are fuming over
a new idea to make Fort Worth a tobacco-free work place by not hiring
approves BHS bids, amends smoking ordinance
The Tribune - April 16, 2012
Also, the Council approved City of Humble Ordinance No. 12-706, which
permits smoking in state-licensed bingo halls provided that an enclosed
non-smoking area is provided and that the smoking area is mechanically
ventilated in such a way as to prevent smoke from entering the non-smoking
area. When the Council voted to prohibit smoking in most public indoor
businesses on Feb. 23, the citywide ban exempted some businesses.
greener Fiesta promised
San Antonio Express - April 12, 2012
By Tracy Idell Hamilton As much as 90 percent of Fiesta parade routes
will be smoke-free this year part of the effort to make the 11-day,
citywide party ...
Creek Lake cities likely to eventually consider smoking bans ...
Cedar Creek Lake - April 12, 2012
With smoking bans now all but in place on both sides of Cedar Creek
Lake, it seems inevitable that the issue will eventually come up in
the individual cities on the lake's shoreline.
A Gallup public
opinion poll on smoking bans released in 2011 revealed that the number
of respondents favoring such a ban grew by 20 percent over a decade
now smoke-free except for 12 zones
Houston Chronicle - April 12, 2012
AP AUSTIN - The University of Texas in Austin has gone tobacco-free
in a healthy move that could add up to more cancer research money.
Begins Austin Campus-Wide Tobacco Ban
CBS Local - April 12, 2012
AUSTIN (AP) - The University of Texas in Austin has gone tobacco-free
in a healthy move that could add up to more ...
goes tobacco-free to preserve research funding
Austin American-Statesman - April 11, 2012
That agency, which requires recipients of its grants to have tobacco-free
premises, was established when voters authorized $3 billion in bonds
for cancer ...
Pflugerville not likely to tackle smoking ban in near future
Community Impact Newspaper - April 6, 2012
Despite, or perhaps because of, the voluntary decision by Hanovers
Draught Haus to ban smoking in the popular local bar March 5, Pflugerville
Mayor Jeff Coleman says the city is unlikely to visit a city-wide ban
in the near future.
City Manager Brandon Wade said the smoking
ban would likely come up at some point but that the City ... Austin
banned smoking in bars as of September 2005.
for Corpus Christi pipe ban dispute comes down to one word
Corpus Christi (TX) Caller Times - March 27, 2012
One word could have the final say in a monthslong court dispute about
a city ordinance passed last year to ban the sale of pipes used for
Smoke shop owners can stay in business without worrying
about how the ... issued the temporary injunction on the portion of
the ordinance that bans pipes.
says no to smoking in public
Houston Chronicle - March 7, 2012
It's now illegal to smoke in public areas in the city of Humble. ...
considers smoking restrictions
Monitor, March 3, 2012
Less than 25 feet from a "No Smoking" sign, University of
Texas-Pan American senior Abraham Gutierrez enjoyed a cigarette break
on a recent Wednesday afternoon.
As of Jan. 2, such sweeping
smoke-free policies have spread across 32 higher education campuses
in Texas, including the University of Texas-Brownsville and Texas Southmost
College, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation.
to go smoke free March 5
Community Impact (TX) Newspaper - March 2, 2012
Hanovers is voluntarily banning smoking as of March 5. ... We
think that the greater good will come [of the ban], co-owner Adeline
Settlement restricts smoking in restaurants
Fort Worth (TX) Star Telegram - March 1, 2012
White Settlement is cracking down on smoking in parks and restaurants.
The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to require restaurants and
other establishments that serve food to install ventilation systems
and designate nonsmoking areas. The city joined a growing number of
Tarrant County cities with some form of smoking ban.
to go with tobacco-free policy
LubbockOnline.com - Feb 26, 2012
By By Brittany Hoover The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of
Texas announced earlier this month a new tobacco-free policy for all
current and ...
So, what really happened
Longview News-Journal - Feb 25, 2012
During the session, legislation was proposed to ban smoking statewide
in private ... The bill would have banned smoking in private businesses,
Council favors compromise over smoking ban
El Campo (TX) Leader-News, 2012-02-15
A proposed ban on smoking in public places wont go before El Campo
voters City Council and business owners will work out a compromise
honored as health advocate
Denton Record Chronicle - Feb 11, 2012
The American Heart Association presented state Rep. Myra Crownover,
R-Denton, with the Heart of Honor award Friday for her leadership
and commitment to public health issues, according to a news release
from Crownovers office.
In 2007, Crownover filed legislation
to protect Texas workers from secondhand smoke in the workplace. Crownover
passed the legislation in the Texas House ...
smoking ban revisited by city council
El Campo (TX) Leader-News, 2012-02-11
Continued debate over a proposed smoking ban in El Campos bars,
restaurants and other public buildings will highlight discussions when
City Council meets for a workshop session Monday. . . .
group calls for tobacco ban
UT The Daily Texan - February 10, 2012
Because of a new provision from one of the Universitys top research
funders, UT will need to enact a tobacco-free policy or risk losing
millions of research dollars. The Cancer Prevention Research Institute
of Texas, a voter-mandated organization that awards millions of research
dollars each year to entities pursuing cancer research, released a statement
on Feb. 2 stating it will now require all current and future grantees
to create tobacco-free workplaces as a condition for accepting the Institutes
addiction treatment facility in Central Texas says, 'No smoking
Austin American-Statesman - February 10, 2012
Austin Recovery, the largest inpatient addiction treatment center in
Central Texas and one of the biggest in the state, is going smoke-free
April 30. ...
ANGELO SMOKING BAN - ONE YEAR LATER: Haze lifted smoke still getting
in some eyes
San Angelo Standard Times - Feb 4, 2012
Reyes, a former smoker, approved of the citywide smoking ban put in
place last year and said he frequents his favorite bars and clubs more
now that the ban ...
and state briefs: White Settlement delays vote on smoking ...
Fort Worth (TX) Star Telegram - January 26, 2012
WHITE SETTLEMENT -- The City Council has postponed a vote on a proposed
ordinance to prohibit smoking in parks and to require establishments
that serve food to install ventilation systems and provide separate
areas for smokers and nonsmokers.
launches virtual town hall
Denton (TX) Record Chronicle - January 24, 2012
Council members informally agreed this month to form a citizen committee
to study a ban on smoking in restaurants, bars and other workplaces.
Texas towns lag on smoking regulations
Fort Worth Star Telegram - January 24, 2012
The International House of Pancakes on Cherry Lane has a ventilation
system and a separate area for smokers, but Smith said smoke drifts
into the nonsmoking ...
smoking ban proposal goes to council
WOAI - January 19, 2012
San Antonio, TX -
But this year the 121-year-old celebration is
changing with the times and offering party-goers a smoke free environment.
"We are asking city council to ...
Or non? Jacksonville may soon be smoke-free
KETK (TX) - January 13, 2012
JACKSONVILLE Jacksonville Mayor Kenneth Melvin tells KETK that
the "Clean Air Committee" has been meeting for a few months
now. And after much research, ...
reveals residents support Lufkin going smokefree
KTRE - January 12, 2012
43,000 non-smokers die each year from second-hand smoke. It's a number
Smoke Free Lufkin says needs to shrivel. According to a recent survey,
Lufkin residents agree.
ban takes effect in Austin
KVUE (Austin, TX), 2011-12-24
ANDREW HORANSKY / KVUE News
A permanent smoking ban is now in effect. ...
bans smoking from public parks
KVUE (Austin, TX) - December 16, 2011
by KVUE News AUSTIN -- City Council has passed a permanent smoking ban
at all city parks, pools and preserves. Council members voted for the
ban on Thursday ...
to recommend smoking ban
Jacksonville (TX) Daily Progress - December 15, 2011
JACKSONVILLE Jacksonville's smoking ban committee is drafting
a citywide smoking ban presentation and it is tentatively scheduled
to present it at a ...
City Council actions: Smoking banned in city parks
Austin American-Statesman - December 8, 2011
Took a preliminary vote to ban smoking in city parks. ...
surrounds city park smoking ban
KVUE - December 8, 2011
Austin, TX -- The potential new ban now brings in a new era for Austin's
parks, pools, and nature preserves like the Greenbelt in that smoking
will no longer be allowed.
permanently bans smoking in parks
Austin (TX) News - December 8, 2011
On Thursday the Austin City Council approved a smoking ban in city parks
on first reading. The ban still needs to more votes before it goes into
Morning Newspod December 8, 2011
KUT News - December 8, 2011
The Austin City Council is scheduled to vote today on an ordinance to
permanently ban smoking at all city parks. The ban would include city
athletic fields, ...
golf courses get a mulligan in proposed smoking ban
Austin American-Statesman (blog) - December 8, 2011
The Austin City Council today (Thursday) is expected to ban cigarette
smoking in city parks which ...
committee: More study needed
Jacksonville (TX) Daily Progress - December 7, 2011
JACKSONVILLE The Smoking Ban Committee decided to forestall presenting
a decision to the City Council at Tuesday's meeting and instead conduct
proposal on Fiesta smoke
San Antonio Express - December 6, 2011
The measure would have banned smoking within 50 feet in every direction
from the ... But a 50-foot extension of the smoking ban onto private
property is ...
doesn't slap ban on parade smokes yet
San Antonio Express - December 2, 2011
The City Council didn't vote Thursday to ban tobacco consumption along
the routes of the ... Castro said that given the past debate on the
smoking ban, ...
sound off about proposed smoking ban
Jacksonville (TX) Progress, 2011-11-30
Marivel Resendiz Jacksonville Daily Progress The Jacksonville Daily
The results are in and 59 percent of the community is in favor of a
smoking ban in public places according to an online survey, said Will
Cole, member of the smoking ban committee. ...
council may ban smoking near Fiesta parades
WOAI (TX) - November 30, 2011
City council members may vote Thursday to ban smoking at the Fiesta
parades. Smokers would not be allowed to light up within 50-feet of
the parade routes. ...
Abilene businesses still complain about smoking ban five ...
ReporterNews.com(TX)- Jaime Adame - November 29, 2011
The decrease in citations suggests that the ban is working, ... Since
the Abilene vote, smoking bans have become more commonplace nationwide.
examining city smokefree ban
The Cherokeean Herald (TX) - Quinten Boyd - November 9, 2011
During Tuesday's city council meeting, council members approved the
creation of a committee to examine and evaluate a city-wide smoking
Shenandoah smoking ban discussed
Your Houston News (Houston Community Newspapers), 2011-11-02
Catherine Dominguez Houston Community Newspapers
While members of the Shenandoah City Council research how a no smoking
ordinance could affect the small community and its businesses, some
council members suggested such an ordinance is just another layer of
governmental control that may not be necessary. ...
City Council passes proposal for smoke-free parks
The Horn - Alexa Ura - November 2, 2011
Womack said he worried that banning smoking from public golf courses
that are ... Enforcing a smoking ban in parks during city-wide special
events that many ...
proposal would permanently ban smoking in city parks
Austin American-Statesman - Sarah Coppola - October 18, 2011
The new proposal would permanently ban smoking in those areas. The council
will decide Thursday whether to ask city staffers to start writing a
smoking ban in Austin could be permanent
Austin Morning Call, Austin Business Journal 10/18/2011
Three Austin City Council members are pushing for the outdoor
smoking ban, which is part of the city's burn ban, to become permanent.
Council members Laura Morrison, Mike Martinez and Kathie Tovo
bans all smoking in parks
San Antonio (TX) Express-News, 2011-09-30, Zeke MacCormack
The Boerne City Council has enacted a ban on all types of smoking at
municipal parks, from barbecue to cigars. ...
Ban Now in Effect in San Antonio
Meetings & Conventions (TX) - Sarah J.F. Braley - September 27,
A smoking ban went into effect recently in San Antonio, where lighting
up no longer is allowed in enclosed public
may make it harder for Texas smokers to light up
msnbc.com - Sylvia Wood - September 15, 2011
Some of the nation's largest cities, including New York, Los Angeles,
Chicago and San Francisco, have already banned smoking in outdoor spaces,
Considers Ban on Smoking in Parks
MyFox Houston - September 14, 2011
Mayor Parker says she's considering banning smoking in city parks. Families
have been making memories aboard the Hermann Park train for decades.
may ban smoking in parks
Houston Chronicle (blog) - September 14, 2011
Mayor Annise Parker said she is considering banning smoking in the
city's 380 parks because of the fire dangers presented by discarded
banned in Williamson County parks
Austin American-Statesman - September 13, 2011
Williamson County commissioners have banned smoking in county-owned
parks, preserves and trails because of the drought. Outdoor cooking
is allowed as long ...
Ban Counts at ACL Fest This Weekend
Austinist - Paige Maguire - September 13, 2011
There's been a smoking ban in city parks since April (whoops), and we
learned yesterday that it will indeed extend to Austin City Limits music
festival this ...
to consider smoking ban
Denton Record Chronicle - Lowell Brown - September 13, 2011
The action came after several residents appeared before the council
recently asking the city to ban smoking in all workplaces, including
bars and ...
police resources strained
University Star (TX) (blog) - September 7, 2011
Daniel Benitez and Chief of Police Ralph Meyer about increasing the
number of officers to enforce the new campus-wide smoking ban.
ban means a healthier campus
University Star (blog) - September 7, 2011
1, Texas State became smoke-free. The movement to make it so started
much earlier when the Director of the Student Health Center, Dr. Emilio
Carranco began ...
can decide issues themselves
Amarillo.com (TX) - September 5, 2011
It involves a city ordinance that bans smoking indoors. ... This city's
voters twice have rejected calls to enact an indoor smoking ban. Why?
to S.A. 2011: Planning expected to yield to actual work on big projects
By Josh Baugh
San Antonio Express, August 22, 2011
... will be prohibited in those places, and San Antonio will qualify
as a smoke-free city under criteria set by Americans for
Nonsmokers' Rights. ...
ban removed from November ballot
University Star (blog) August 21, 2011
The non-binding referendum banning smoking in public places in San Marcos
was extinguished from the November ballot after a four to three City
Council vote. ...
easy: smoking ban taken off ballot
University Star (blog) - Aug 21 2011
The San Marcos City Council decided on August 2 not to pursue the power
to enact a city-wide smoking ban. I was relieved to hear our City Council
did the ...
Clack: Breathing easier at the bus stop
San Antonio Express - August 18, 2011
It extends the smoking ban to pool halls, bars, bingo parlors, the San
Antonio Zoo, ... To smokers who say banning smoking outdoors goes too
far, he says, ...
smoking rates down a third over decade
San Antonio Express - Don Finley August 14, 2011
Ruth Keys, an administrative assistant at Lackland AFB, says none of
the no-smoking signs led her to quit on July 1. ...
stops won't be haven for smokers
San Antonio Express, August 8, 2011
In the United States, 468 communities have laws that ban smoking
in the workplace, restaurants and bars, according to Americans for Nonsmokers'
Of those communities, 138 outlaw smoking at outdoor transit facilities.
A total of 217 U.S. cities have smoke-free outdoor transit areas, said
ANR Executive Director Cynthia Hallett.
It's just a matter of folks beginning to understand that when
you're in a small space like that, where people congregate, it is still
shared air, Hallett said. ...
hold breath as smoke ban nears
San Antonio Express - Josh Baugh - August 3, 2011
... Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights is poised to add San Antonio to
its gold standard list of smoke-free cities, program manager Annie Tegen
Marcos council snuffs out public smoking ban
Newstreamz San Marcos (TX) - Sean Batura -August 3, 2011
...Guerrero and councilmembers Ryan Thomason and Kim Porterfield stood
solid in support ..
Smoking Ban About To Begin
KSAT San Antonio -August 2, 2011
Smoking sections inside restaurants are out, too, and you'll now face
a fine for lighting up on city park playgrounds or pavilions. ...
on for smoke-free San Antonio
WOAI - August 2, 2011
San Antonio is one of the last big cities in the country to go smoke-free.
Local bar owners and their patrons say it's going to take time to adjust
to the ...
State kicks-off tobacco-free policy
Newstreamz San Marcos - August 1, 2011
... and vehicles in 2000, and several outside smoke-free zones were
established in 2005. The Round Rock campus opened in 2005 as a tobacco-free
smoking policy is laudable
San Antonio Express - August 1, 2011
But the decision of the San Antonio Housing Authority to ban smoking
in public housing is a sensible step for public health and for taxpayers.
to ban tobacco products
Houston Chronicle - July 29, 2011
2011 AP Starting Monday, the campus will become completely tobacco-free.
Faculty, students, staff and visitors will not be allowed to use any
to ban smoking in public housing
People won't be allowed to light up in own homes
San Antonio (TX) Express-News, 2011-07-28
The San Antonio Housing Authority plans to impose a new policy in January
that will prohibit residents from smoking indoors or away from designated
outdoor spots at all 70 of its public sites. ...
holds smoking ban forums
University Star (blog) - July 27, 2011
According to the Clean Air Ordinance of 1991, the current regulation,
smoking is regulated in all public buildings and in public
or common areas. At private businesses and bars, business
owners decide to permit or ban smoking. I am not for smoking
split on proposed smoking ban
Newstreamz San Marcos - July 27, 2011
Attendees of two recent, city-sponsored open house meetings were split
on the issue of whether to further restrict smoking in public areas
such as bars and restaurants. When asked whether the City of San Marcos
should further restrict smoking, ..
Marcos Downtown Association to discuss smoking ban tonight
Community Impact Newspaper - Jaime Kilpatrick - July 28, 2011
San Marcos' Downtown Association will discuss the proposed smoking
ban and how it affects downtown businesses among other items at tonight's
meeting at 6 pm at the Tap Room's meeting room, 129 E. Hopkins St.,
to ban smoking in public housing
San Antonio Express - Karisa King - Jul 23, 2011
Its smoking ban will affect: To the list of places where smokers no
longer will be able to light up - government buildings, parks, restaurants
and bars - public housing residents in San Antonio soon will add one
more: their own homes. ...
at smoking ban forum seem split on proposed November ballot measure
Austin (TX) American-Statesman, 2011-07-19
Ciara O'Rourke AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF
Opinion on whether San Marcos should snuff smoking in public areas
seemed evenly split Monday among those for and against the ban during
an open house designed to gauge public support. ...
to hold open house today on public smoking ban
Newstreamz San Marcos - July 18, 2011
Should the San Marcos City Council let citizens vote on a non-binding
proposition to ban smoking in public places, and if so, what kinds of
places? San Marcos residents and business owners are invited to participate
in an open house meeting today to ...
Marcos Smoke-Free Initiative
WOAI - July 17, 2011
San Antonio -- Count it down. Just 33 days until the city-wide smoking
ban begins. As San Antonio bars, restaurants, billiard halls, and bingo
halls prepare for the change on August 19th, a neighboring community
is also eyeing a ban. ...
through the fog: Will smoking ban blow over into Buda, Kyle?
Hays Free Press - Sean Kimmons - July 14, 2011
With neighbors in San Marcos pondering a city-wide smoking ban, it
doesn't hurt to speculate if a similar ordinance could blow in the direction
of Kyle or Buda. Austin already has an indoor smoking ban, ...
Freethought San Marcos: Thinking about regulation of public alcohol,
San Marcos (TX) Mercury, 2011-07-11
LAMAR W. HANKINS
City of San Marcos council member Fred Terry has written a commentary
opposing a ban on public smoking in San Marcos and a ban on the use
of alcohol in city parks. ...
council aims for November smoking vote
Newstreamz San Marcos - Sean Batura - July 12, 2011
San Marcos law currently allows smoking in bars and in designated smoking
areas within restaurants, work places, and even offices in government-controlled
buildings. The law bans smoking in public meeting rooms, public areas
of grocery stores and other ...
calls public meetings on smoking ban
Newstreamz San Marcos - July 8, 2011
San Marcos city officials have announced two open houses later this
month to discuss a possible ban on smoking in public places that is
being considered by the city council. The meetings will take place on
July 18 and July 21. ...
Marcos schedules meetings to discuss proposed public smoking ban
Community Impact Newspaper - Jaime Kilpatrick - July 8, 2011
The City of San Marcos has scheduled two public meetings to receive
feedback from residents and business owners about a proposed public
smoking ban. The meetings will be from
Marcos solicits feedback for pending smoking ban
Austin Business Journal, July 7, 2011
The city of San Marcos will soon host public gatherings to discuss
a proposed ban on smoking public places. The solicitation for feedback
is the next step to putting the item on the November ballot
Marcos to put smoking ban on November ballot
Austin American-Statesman (blog) - July 6, 2011
SAN MARCOS Presented with four ways to proceed with a potential
public smoking ban, the San Marcos City Council opted late Tuesday to
move forward with putting a nonbinding referendum before voters in November.
Assistant City Manager Collette Jamison ...
Cafe Willingly Goes Smoke Free
Sports Radio ESPN 1420 - Lauren Wood - July 6, 2011
The first Lubbock sports grill to get a smoking permit under the modified
city ordinance in 2001 willingly went smoke-free on Tuesday. Loyd Turner,
owner of the Caprock Café at 34th Street and Indiana Avenue,
said the decision was an easy one to make. ...
sports grill goes smoke-free to satisfy customers
KCBD-TV - July 5, 2011
Entertainment News from AP The first Lubbock sports grill to get a
smoking permit under the revised city ordinance in 2001 voluntarily
went smoke-free on Tuesday. Loyd Turner, owner of the Caprock Café
at 34 th Street and Indiana Avenue, ...
Austin Herald - Trey Mewes - July 1, 2011
A tobacco-free campus task force, led by public relations head James
Douglass, sent surveys to employees and students, and held forums and
met with the student senate. Douglass wasn't immediately available for
comment and a message on his voice mail ...
OUT: Legislature again flicks away smoking ban
Mcallen (TX) Monitor, 2011-06-30
Gail Burkhardt The Monitor
McALLEN -- A sixth attempt to limit secondhand smoke in public places
died this week in the Texas Legislature, causing disappointment for
smoke-free advocates and relief for some business owners and patrons.
continues to make Lufkin smoke free
KETK - June 27, 2011
Janet Taylor, with the Smoke Free Lufkin campaign, tells the Daily News:
The Coalition hopes eventually the city will adopt a complete smoke-free
ordinance to deny smoking in all businesses. The proposed ordinance
would also keep smokers a certain ...
No Smoking: City of Lufkin should move toward passage of smoke-free
Lufkin (TX) Daily News, 2011-06-26
Austin, Dallas and Houston have done it. Nacogdoches and Tyler have
done it. Even Diboll has done it. ...
Marcos smoking ban regs move forward
Austin Morning Call, Austin Business Journal 6/24/2011
San Marcos City Council members voted in favor this week to drafting
an ordinance that would ban smoking indoors. The discussion was the
first step passing an anti-smoking law in San Marcos, one
other faith groups lobby for smoke-free workplaces
Houston (TX) Chronicle, 2011-06-24
During the last week of the state legislature special session, the
Texas Catholic Conference is amping up its campaign for bans on smoking
in most public places and workplaces, legislation that has gotten broad
support from religious groups across the state. ...
supports smoking ban ballot measure
Newstreamz San Marcos - Sean Batura - June 23, 2011
At their meeting on Tuesday, six out of seven San Marcos Councilmembers
expressed support for letting voters decide whether the city ought to
ban smoking in public places. Councilmembers have until Aug. 2 to place
a smoking ordinance on the November ...
bans smoking in parks
Statesman Journal (blog) - June 22, 2011
The City of Dallas banned smoking with in city parks during a council
meeting earlier this week. City Manager Jerry Wyatt said the ban is
for the most part across the board, noting that it affects all
parks, except one designated spot in the main park ...
smoking ban is revived in special session
Fort Worth Star Telegram - Dave Montgomery - June 20, 2011
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- A proposed statewide ban on smoking in bars and restaurants
that died during the regular legislative session appears to be getting
a second chance in the special session. ...
Marcos may ban smoking
Austin Business Journal - Vicky Garza - June 17, 2011
About 33000 students attend Texas State University, making the city
a haven for restaurants and bars the two types of businesses generally
opposed to smoking bans. A statewide smoking ban has been left lingering
by the state Legislature in the ...
Smoking ban and all that it saves
Austin (TX) American-Statesman, 2011-06-07
Having killed a ban on smoking in indoor public places statewide during
the regular session, Texas legislators have an opportunity to get it
right in the special session. They ought to take it. ...
City Council considers Waterloo Park Smoking Ban
KXII-TV - Jalah Gray - June 6, 2011
DENISON, TX - There's currently no law against smoking at Waterloo park,
but tonight City Council is voting on a policy that will prohibit people
from smoking around the playgrounds. "There's been some mothers concerned
because their child has health ...
House attempts new public smoking ban
But 'niche' businesses resist rejuvenated bill
Houston (TX) Chronicle, 2011-06-05
GARY SCHARRER AUSTIN BUREAU
Banning smoking in public places may save $30 million a year in Medicaid
costs and more than $200 million a year in overall health care expenses,
experts told a Texas legislative committee Saturday. ...
free bill to be heard in House committee Saturday
Dallas Morning News (subscription) (blog) - Erin Mulvaney - June 3,
The legislation to make Texas' public spaces smoke free will be heard
in the House Appropriations committee Saturday. The bill by Rep. Myra
Crownover, R-Denton, failed in the final days of the regular legislative
ban to be resuscitated
Denton Record Chronicle - Bj Lewis - June 2, 2011
In addition to benefiting public health, she said the ban could save
the state money, which is why she attached it to the fiscal matters
bill. Earlier this year, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission
estimated that a statewide ban on smoking ...
smoking ban dies - again - for another session
Dallas Morning News (blog) - Karen Brooks - May 29, 2011
A state lawmaker who has been trying for several years to ban smoking
in public places statewide declared her effort dead for the session
- after a cadre of ...
Ban May Face Uphill Battle in Texas Senate
The Texas Tribune , 2011-05-24
Emily Ramshaw Emily Ramshaw and Becca Aaronson
House lawmakers successfully tacked a statewide smoking ban onto a
broad Senate fiscal matters bill last weekend. But whether it will stick
in the upper chamber is another question entirely. ...
House approves ban on smoking in indoor public places
Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram, 2011-05-20
The Texas House voted 73-66 on Friday to approve a statewide ban on
smoking in indoor public places, including bars and restaurants.
smoking is allowed in some businesses in Laredo
Laredo Sun - Francisco Diaz - May 19, 2011
The council decided to allow the amendment to permit customers to use
tobacco products in their facilities without the risk of being sanctioned
for violating the ordinance prohibiting smoking. In the council meeting
were activists and members of the ...
say they have a vehicle for smoking ban
San Marcos Mercury - Emily Ramshaw - May 16, 2011
Don't stub out the statewide smoking ban bill yet. The bill's House
and Senate authors say they've got a vehicle for the measure to be ...
change in the non smoking law
Laredo (TX) Sun, 2011-05-16
"The municipal authorities want to amend the ordinance in allowing
smoking in businesses while having adequate ventilation to avoid affecting
nearby businesses," said Veronica Jimenez, director of SCAN. ...
ban to be an amendment on another bill later on
Dallas Morning News (blog) - Karen Brooks - May 12, 2011
Myra Crownover, R-Denton, postponed her smoking ban bill tonight and
is going to add it as an amendment to another bill later.
"I think it's time for a little smoke break," she told House
members. "A temporary one. Out of respect for all the bills on
the calendar ... We have a very, very important bill that will save
millions of dollars and thousands of Texas lives, but there is a better
vehicle for this bill coming up."
"It will be back. There is a better vehicle. Good luck in passing
Smoke-Free Texas issued the following statement from Melinda Little,
Smoke-Free Texas co-chair:
"Smoke-Free Texas remains committed to passing comprehensive smoke-free
workplace legislation. Comprehensive workplace laws save thousands of
lives and millions of taxpayer dollars. We thank Rep. Crownover for
her tireless and continued leadership on this issue." ...
City Council Considering Tobacco Ordinance Revision
NewsWest9.com - May 12, 2011
The city has had a smoking ban since 2001 but the new ordinance is targeting
all tobacco products. The new tobacco ban could be on the May 24th agenda
for council members to consider. ...
Despite wide support, bid to ban smoking is flagging
Houston Chronicle - Bill King - May 11, 2011
The DSHS study was conducted by a team of environmental engineers from
the University of Texas and compared the air quality in a number of
restaurants and bars immediately before and after Austin banned smoking
in such establishments in 2005. ...
Allowing 'Transitional' Period In Enforcing New Smoking Ordinance
FortBendNow - May 6, 2011
Because the City of Rosenberg's new smoking ordinance will impact so
many commercial businesses and public places, the city is allowing a
transition period before full enforcement of the ordinance begins on
July 5. If violations are observed prior to ...
Grande City expands smoking ban
Monitor - Gail Burkhardt - May 5, 2011
Public officials often cite Chili's Grill and Bar as one of the city's
only restaurants with a smoking section, if not the only one. Chili's
plans to comply fully with the recent smoking ban ordinance passed by
the Rio Grande City Council and will ...
ban eyed at Alvin city parks during athletic events
Houston (TX) Chronicle, 2011-05-05
MICHAEL WRIGHT CHRONICLE CORRESPONDENT
City Council is developing an ordinance that would prohibit smoking
at sporting events in city parks, City Manager Terry Lucas said. ...
time for Texas to outlaw smoking in public places
Houston Chronicle - Harold J. Farber - April 15, 2011
The Texas Legislature is considering legislation to prohibit smoking
in most public places, including workplaces, bars and restaurants (Senate
Bill 355 and House Bill 670) ...
Village to be smoke free
The Cross Timbers Gazette - April 13, 2011
The Highland Village City Council Tuesday approved the second and final
read of an ordinance providing for smoke free workplaces in the city
by a vote of 5-2. The ordinance prohibits smoking in any enclosed facility
within all places of employment and ...
Padre Island smoking ordinance now in effect
KGBT-TV - April 11, 2011
by Action 4 News Staff A smoking ordinance has gone into effect for
public places within city limits of the Town of South Padre Island.
The recently-approved ordinance went into effect starting on Monday.
Town leaders are considering a public place ...
smoking ban proponents optimistic bill will pass ($$)
Houston (TX) Business Journal, 2011-04-08
Chances are better this year that Texas lawmakers will pass a statewide
workplace smoking ban, after several failed attempts during prior sessions,
proponents of such a ban said. ...
city council passes smoking ban
KRTK TV ABC13 (Houston, TX), 2011-04-06
Another community in Fort Bend County is banning smoking. ...
mulls expanding existing smoking ban
Odessa (TX) American, 2011-04-01
Will Hamilton said he will never smoke because he's seen how smoking
has ravaged his father's health. ...
website hopes to remove smoking
One.com - March 18, 2011
The website contains a facts section about the hazards of smoking, as
well as information links, ordinances in the state of Texas, a comments
section and information relating to members of its committee. According
to the campaign, 26 percent of adults ...
council to reconsider residential building zones
Killeen Daily Herald - Anthony Scott - March 14, 2011
The meeting will also include discussion and briefing on financial items,
consideration of a smoking ordinance amendment and the city manager's
evaluation. The council's public workshop starts at 5 tonight at the
city's Utility Collections Building, ...
banning smoking in public places closer to becoming law
MYfoxLUBBOCK.COM - Matt Ernst - March 14, 2011
A bill to ban public smoking in Texas is one step closer to becoming
law. It's already passed a Senate committee and now heads for a full
Senate vote. If passed every public place would become smoke-free, including
bars and restaurants. ...
& Ledbetter: Smoke-free workplace law is necessary for the health
and well-being of all Texans
Austin (TX) American-Statesman, 2011-03-10
Bishop Joe S. Vasquez and Gary Ledbetter, Special Contributors
As leaders in our respective faith communities, we call on our state's
leaders to act now to pass a comprehensive smoke-free workplace law
for Texas in 2011. A statewide smoke-free workplace law is necessary
to protect the health and well-being of all Texans who today must work
in environments that allow smoking. . . . ...
on Passage of Smoke-Free Workplace Bill Out of House Public Health Committee
PR Newswire, March 9, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas House Public
Health Committee voted today to pass House Bill 670 (8-2) out of committee.
The Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted to pass Senate
Bill 355 (5-3) out of committee on March 8. The bills propose a statewide
smoke-free workplace law to provide all Texans protection from the dangers
of secondhand smoke exposure in indoor workplaces, including bars and