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Posted on: January 21, 2019

Council to consider new smoking restrictions; includes vaping prohibited in parks

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FBTX ~ At an upcoming meeting, the Farmers Branch City Council plans to discuss a possible expansion to the City's smoking ordinance which could include the prohibition of smoking:

  • In all retail establishments, except for cigar bars and tobacco shops.
  • In restaurants and bars, including patio areas.
  • In all public buildings, including private offices.
  • Within 20 feet of an entrance, exit or ventilation intake and signage requirements.

   Business owners are being asked to comment on these proposals by sending email to by February 15.

   During their January 8 meeting, members of the Farmers Branch City Council amended the definition of “smoking” to include e-cigarettes when it comes to smoking restrictions. The result of the action is that e-cigarettes, or “vaping,” is now included in any area where smoking is restricted.

   The Council also passed a prohibition on smoking in all City parks, except in marked, designated areas. Smoking in parked cars is allowed if all windows are closed.

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