Friday, July 24, 2009

Galveston Passes Strong Smoke-Free Law!

Last night, the Galveston City Council approved a smoke-free measure that will protect workers, residents and visitors from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke.

The new law makes every Galveston workplace smoke-free including restaurants, bars and private clubs.

The law will take effect January 1 as Galveston is will be among the 30 other Texas cities that enjoy smoke-free workplaces. Thanks to all the volunteers who called, emailed and testified in favor of this issue!


Anonymous said...

This is great! What city will be the next to go smoke-free?

Brian Bowser on August 21, 2009 at 10:44 AM said...

That's a great question and one that the American Heart Association along with the Smoke-Free Texas Coalition will look to address in the coming months. I think the important thing to consider is that the public has spoken on this issue.

People like smoke-free environments you will see more and more communities go smoke-free until there is one comprehensive state law. However, to answer your question, keep and eye out for cities like San Antonio, Conroe, and Waco.


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