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12/18/07, Tyler

Smoking Task Force

Mayor Joey Seeber announced the creation of a task force today that will be making recommendations for updating the City of Tyler's smoking ordinance.

Lead by Councilman Nathanial Moran the task force will have to make their recommendations by February 1, 2008.

Currently Tyler's smoking ordinance prohibits smoking in public places or public meetings when a "no smoking" sign is present. The mayor says in light of a 2006 report by the Surgeon General, the ordinance needs to be reexamined to see if it truly protects the public. That report examined not only the affects of smoking but the dangers of secondhand smoke.

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