Texas house talks about workplace smoking ban
Publication Date: 2011-03-02
A Texas House Committee will take up a bill that would ban smoking in the workplace and most indoor public places on Wednesday.
Those in favor of the bill said the legislation would save the state more than $400 million in medical cost.
Opponents said a smoking ban would mean too much government interference into Texans' lives.
A senate committee heard the bill Tuesday, but did not take a vote.