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Report: Texas Needs Stronger Policies To Lower Tobacco Use

Publication Date: 2/3/2016
  • Author:Syeda Hasan
  • Publication:Houston Public Media

Researchers say Texas needs stronger policies to curb tobacco use, and state leaders could look to Houston as an example...

Texas also received failing marks across the board last year. But researchers only consider policies at the state and federal level. 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 protect all Texans from secondhand smoke exposure.

"Even though these ordinances aren't taken into account for this report, there's huge support for smoke-free air laws," she says...