Earlier this month, residents of Port Lavaca, Texas voted 72% to uphold their comprehensive smoke-free ordinance! To give you a sense of the timeline, the City Council passed an ordinance by a 5-1 vote that included making bars and restaurants smoke free, effective April 2015. In August, several local bar owners were able to obtain more than 200 signatures that were needed to overturn the law.
This placed the ordinance on the November ballot for approval of voters, and the residents of Port Lavaca voiced their support for a healthier community to live and work! A big thank you to our You’re the Cure advocates who helped make this possible!