We did it! On November 17th the Edinburg City Council voted unanimously to pass a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance. We are incredibly thankful for all the You're the Cure advocates and smoke-free supporters who sent emails, made calls, and attended the public hearings.
Once this ordinance goes into effect, Edinurg residents and visitors will be able to enjoy their favorite places without harmful health effects from exposure to secondhand smoke. Restaurant and bar workers will also be able to breathe easier since their lungs aren’t being filled by toxic smoke throughout their workday.
We would not have been successful in making this happen without the support and dedication of You're the Cure volunteers who were dedicated to making Edinburg a healthier place to live and work.
Margaret Mead once said "Never doubt that a group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."