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What’s the Effect of Houston’s Smoking Ban, Ten Years Later?

This year marks ten years since the City of Houston banned indoor smoking in public areas and workplaces. That means, for a decade, smokers have been relegated to smoking at least 25 feet from building entrances and exits. Ten years later, the city’s health department is examining the impact the ordinance has had. We learn […]

No Smoking Sign - Filtered - MHagertyThis year marks ten years since the City of Houston banned indoor smoking in public areas and workplaces. That means, for a decade, smokers have been relegated to smoking at least 25 feet from building entrances and exits.

Ten years later, the city’s health department is examining the impact the ordinance has had. We learn more from Dr. Faith Foreman, assistant director of the City of Houston’s Health Department.

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