The Dallas City Council may soon pass a city anti-smoking ordinance that would outlaw smoking in pool halls and bars. Wired PR News.com
As reported by the Dallas Morning News, the council’s ad hoc committee convened on Monday to determine the details of the ordinance, after previously voting for a ban on smoking 15 feet from the entrance of a building.
The full council is set to review the presented ordinance on December 3. If passed, violators of the ordinance may be fined up to $200. A vote is scheduled to be taken on December 10. The majority of members of the city council are said to be in favor of the ordinance. However, several of the city’s local business owners have expressed fears that a smoking ban would hurt business revenue. Proponents of the ordinance argue that the health of the public should take precedent over business needs. Smoking is deemed a major cause of lung cancer for smokers as well as people who inhale second hand smoke.
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