Two cities in North Texas have recently expressed interest in passing smoking ordinances to cover more public places. Irving and Grand Prairie have both held public hearings on this issue and are welcoming input from residents on this issue.
If you are in the area and would like to get involved please contact Brian.Bowser@heart.org. We need to demonstrate the widespread support for strong smoke-free laws and City Council members need to hear from you!
The American Heart Association supports comprehensive smoke-free laws that protect all workers, residents, and visitors from secondhand smoke. We believe everyone deserves the right to breath smoke-free air and that nobody should be forced to choose between their health and a paycheck.
Things could move fast in the New Year so keep an eye out for action alerts and let us know if you would like to get more information.