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Dallas Adopts Broad Smoking Prohibition

January 23, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

The Dallas City Council banned smoking effective March 1 in restaurants and many other public places, saying it is the only way to protect people from secondhand smoke.

The ordinance, which was approved on a 10-3 vote, permits smoking in bars, tobacco shops and pool halls, but they must provide designated smoking and nonsmoking areas.

The ban also applies to hospitals, schools, theaters, libraries and museums.

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