Smoke-Free Texas is a broad coalition of organizations who believe all Texas employees and customers have the right to breathe clean indoor air.

We support a statewide smoke-free indoor workplace law to protect Texans from the dangers of secondhand smoke exposure in workplaces including bars and restaurants. All employees should be protected from exposure to secondhand smoke in the workplace.


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Statement on the Failure of Texas Legislature to Pass a Statewide Smoke-Free Workplace Law During Regular Legislative Session

NEWS RELEASE: June 5, 2013

“We are disappointed that as this year's Texas Legislative Session ended the legislature yet again failed to act on this important health issue supported by 74 percent of Texans across all demographics and political preferences. Inaction by lawmakers during the 83rd legislative session means that millions of Texans will remain unprotected from the inherent dangers of secondhand smoke exposure in the workplace.

Statement on House Bill 400 by Rep. Myra Crownover

NEWS RELEASE: March 8, 2013

Below is a statement by Claudia Rodas, co-chair of the Smoke-Free Texas coalition, on Rep. Crownover's proposed smoke-free workplace bill:

 

“The Smoke-Free Texas coalition commends Rep. Myra Crownover (R-Denton) for her continued dedication and leadership on this important public health issue.

You're invited to our 2013 advocacy event!

NEWS RELEASE: January 23, 2013

 

We're excited to announce that we are teaming up with Texans Standing Tall to bring you a jam-packed, one-day advocacy event on February 12, 2013 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Double Tree Hotel in Austin.

Rathbun, Estrada, Trawick, Bui: Time to pass a statewide smoke-free workplace ban

NEWS RELEASE: November 26, 2012

Every day, thousands of Texas employees are forced to work in conditions where they are exposed to the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. Additionally, the patchwork of city smoking ordinances that exists across our state creates an inconsistent playing field for businesses and causes uncertainty and confusion for customers.

Rathbun: Estrada, Trawick, Bui: Smoking ban protects employee health

NEWS RELEASE: November 26, 2012

Every day, thousands of Texas employees are forced to work in conditions where they are exposed to the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. Additionally, the patchwork of city smoking ordinances that exists across our state creates an inconsistent playing field for businesses and causes uncertainty and confusion for customers.

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