Irving council pass ordinance banning smoking in all public places, except for 8 restaurants and 1 bingo parlor.
First it was bars, restaurants and office buildings. Now the the “No Smoking” battle has moved outdoors. City parks, college campuses and other outdoor venues are putting up signs telling smokers they can’t light up.
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. The smoking ban proposal is now being considered by the city council.
Denton joined the growing list of North Texas cities to ban smoking. But local businesses are allowed some breathing room to comply with the ordinance.
A North Texas representative has filed a bill to make all businesses in the state smoke-free. Denton Republican Myra Crownover says House Bill 400 is targeted to protect employees from second-hand smoke.
The City of Arlington has tabled a proposal to ban smoking in billiard parlors and city parks, while restricting smoking at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
The City of Lewisville has banned smoking at restaurants, bars and bowling alleys. The City Council voted 3-2 during a special meeting on Monday to enact the ban.
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.
Businesses are doing it, hospitals are doing it… will the City of Fort Worth be the next employer, and first major city in the country, to ban the hiring of smokers?
A state agency is finding that the billions of dollars it has at its disposal may allow it to be more effective in getting comprehensive tobacco-free policies established — most notably, at university campuses.
A new hiring limitation by one employer could make the job search even harder. The Baylor Health Care System has decided that if you use tobacco, in any form, you won’t get a job with them.
A proposed statewide smoking ban inside Texas bars and restaurants has been revived in the special legislative session.