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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.