Monday, May 11, 2009

Breaking News: Senate Committee Passes Strong Smoke-Free Bill

I am happy to report that a strong smoke-free proposal has just been approved by a Senate committee, meaning we are still alive in the fight for clean air! After a House committee passed a weaker version last week this is an important step as we head towards the last three weeks of the legislative session.

Watch the committee vote on it below.

These bills will now head to the full House and Senate for a vote. If you haven’t already click here to tell your elected officials to pass a strong smoke-free law that will protect the whole state.

Today the Dallas Morning News ran a story on the impact that Big Tobacco is having on this issue. Over the last several months the tobacco industry has poured in between $1.2 and $2.4 million and is employing 40 lobbyists to fight common sense measures like smoke-free workplaces. Read the full story here.

Please don’t let the tobacco lobby set public policy in Texas. Click here to take action and make Texas the next smoke-free state!



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