Group Rallies Support For Smoking Ban In Stafford

There is a public meeting in Stafford this Wednesday night on efforts to ban smoking in businesses.

Mary Ann Dolenzal with Tobacco Free Fort Bend says her group has been successful in getting smoking bans in other communities.  But in Stafford it’s up to individual businesses as to whether people can smoke.

“We’ve had lots of people contacting us asking why Stafford still allows smoking.  Most people today expect smoke-free workplaces and places to eat.”

Dolenzal says many Stafford businesses are smoke-free, but her group is hoping for a city ordinance that would protect workers and customers from second-hand smoke.

There is a public hearing on the issue Wednesday evening at 7:00 at the Stafford Civic Center


Gail Delaughter

Gail Delaughter

Transportation Reporter

From early-morning interviews with commuters to walks through muddy construction sites, Gail covers all aspects of getting around Houston. That includes walking, driving, cycling, taking the bus, and occasionally flying.Before she became transportation reporter in 2011, Gail hosted weekend programs for Houston Public Media. She's also covered courts in Houston...

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