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Proposed Smoking Ban Goes Before Council

The proposed ordinance to ban smoking in Tyler is now available and will be presented to the City Council Wednesday at 9 a.m. Council members will hear recommendations from the smoking task force at a meeting in the Tyler City Council chambers in City Hall.

The ordinance prohibits smoking in all enclosed areas including bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and bowling alleys. The ordinance also prohibits smoking within 20 feet of a designated non smoking facility. The recommended violation will be a misdemeanor offense and a fine of up to 300 dollars, a second offense calls for a fine of $500.

To view the full proposed ordinance go to  and click on My Tyler News.

Danielle Capper, Reporting.


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