University Park Bans Smoking
Nearly 21 percent of Americans smoke, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Updated at 3:45 PM CDT on Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010
University Park is the latest city in North Texas to ban smoking in public places.
The ban, approved by the city council Tuesday night, is effective immediately with the only exception being for those who smoke on patios of public buildings.
There is also an exemption for retail tobacco stores with special ventilation systems.
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Published at 3:39 PM CDT on Feb 17, 2010