Houston senator to propose statewide smoking ban
Publication Date: 1/7/2009
- Publication: Texas Cable News, TX
State Senator Rodney Ellis of Houston is filing legislation for a statewide workplace smoking ban.
The proposal would ban smoking in all indoor workplaces, including bars and restaurants.
Houston has a similar ban in place, and Dallas and Corpus Christi recently beefed up their smoke-free laws.
Critics of the ban have said it imposes on smokers’ individual rights.
Supporters believe it will save lives by reducing exposure to second-hand smoke.