UP City Council Approves No-Smoking Ordinance

If you’ll hop on the way-back machine for a second, you’ll recall that last December the University Park City Council deferred an across-the-board smoking ban to the Commercial-Retail Advisory Committee for revisions.¬†

Well, the revised ordinance was considered and approved by the council last night. It’s by no means the same ordinance, and while it bans smoking in all public buildings in the city, it has¬†several provisions for retail tobacco stores.

The ordinance states that cigar shops and the like must provide separate HVAC and ventilation systems “that prevent the commingling of air with other businesses, common areas, hallways and tother non-smoking areas.” Smoking is still allowed on patios.

5 thoughts on “UP City Council Approves No-Smoking Ordinance

  • February 17, 2010 at 9:52 am
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    What’s the impact on Javier’s?

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  • February 17, 2010 at 10:00 am
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    @M: Javier’s isn’t in University Park, so there is no impact. It appears that the restaurant and cigar bar is in the city of Dallas, so the Dallas ordinance would apply.

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  • February 17, 2010 at 2:41 pm
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    Yeah!!!! Now no one can light up next to you at the bar in Houstons!

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  • February 17, 2010 at 4:03 pm
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    No one could light up at the bar IN Houston’s before this anyways.

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  • February 17, 2010 at 4:35 pm
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    I’m disappointed that they don’t have the 15′ exclusion area like city of Dallas has. HP doesn’t have it either. So, citygirl, you’ll still have to hold your breath as you run the gauntlet to get in to Houstons.

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