Tribpedia: Smoking Ban

Tribpedia

Legislation implementing a statewide smoking ban died in the 2009 session, but lawmakers say they'll bring the measure back again.

The bill debated during 2009 would've banned smoking in all public places, mirroring ordinances in more than 20 Texas cities. About half of House and Senate members publicly supported the measure.

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Lance Armstrong at a TribLive event on April 21, 2011.
Lance Armstrong at a TribLive event on April 21, 2011.

Audio: Lance Armstrong at TribLive

At Thursday's TribLive conversation, I interviewed Lance Armstrong about the need to protect cancer research funding in austere times and his advocacy on behalf of an indoor workplace smoking ban.