Take Our Poll: Should Lubbock Be More Strict About Smoking in Public?

The West Texas Smoke Free Coalition proposes a stricter ban on smoking in public places in Lubbock. What do you think?

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LUBBOCK, TX -- The West Texas Smoke Free Coalition has been pushing for a stricter city ordinance that would ban smoking in public places.

Currently, the City of Lubbock prohibits smoking inside of and within 20 feet of enclosed public places. If passed, the new legislation would also prohibit smoking in all enclosed areas – both public and private – to protect employees from second hand smoke. It would pertain to businesses, not homes.

“We would like to see change happen very soon,” Matthew Harris, Chairman of the West Texas Smoke Free Coalition said. “Right now we are urging the City Council to have the city attorney draft an ordinance for Lubbock, because we don’t want to take what another city has done and just slap it on Lubbock.”

Harris also said, “We want to draft an ordinance on the local level that’s based on what’s best for the people of Lubbock.”

Harris is reaching out to the people of Lubbock for feedback on what they think the City Council should do regarding this proposed regulation.

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