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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

 
War On Tobacco Advances

Fort Worth jumps on the bandwagon by enacting a partial smoking ban:

Smoking will be illegal in most public places, including restaurants. The exceptions will be bars, bingo halls, retail tobacco stores, designated hotel rooms, outdoor patios at restaurants, sexually oriented businesses and private clubs such as fraternal organizations.

The city won't add inspectors to enforce the rules, and Public Health Director Dan Reimer said last week that the city will probably respond to possible violations only if someone makes a complaint.

The ordinance defines a bar as any establishment that gets at least 70 percent of its sales from alcohol.

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