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!

2 comments:

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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