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New Jersey Checks in on Austin Smoking Ban
"...new insurance company check me out. I had quit smoking almost 30 years earlier, but was hanging out at..."

April 15, 2005 Postmarks

Ethical Argument Against Smoking Ban

Jan. 4, 2006 Postmarks

No Smoking, Austin: 10 Years Later
Chronicle revisits smoking ban at bars, music venues
"...Austin citizens cast their ballots regarding an ordinance to ban smoking in nearly all public places, including bars, music..."

Sept. 4, 2015 News Post by R.U. Steinberg

Some Bars Cross the Smoking Line
A few local proprietors have publicly broken rank and thrown their support in favor of the proposed full smoking ban
"...entering the dialogue surrounding whether to enact a citywide smoking ban. Although Keep Austin Free, the group of business..."

May 6, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Smoking Ordinance Headed for the Ballot
Onward Austin gets its anti-smoking signatures
"...Some Austinites call smoking a personal freedom; others believe it violates their personal..."

March 4, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Ban Goes Too Far
"...Editor, What Michael King (and all of the other smoking ban proponents) fails to acknowledge in his editorial [“Point..."

April 22, 2005 Postmarks

No Smoking, No Defecating
"...Nov. 7]. What we don't agree on is the smoking ban ordinance. Black sees it mainly as a personal..."

Nov. 7, 2003 Postmarks

Ban Discussion of Ban
"...were trying so desperately to save by protesting the smoking ban in protest of the smoking ban. Last I..."

May 20, 2005 Postmarks

Smoking Is Not What Makes Austin Weird
"...Dear Editor, Louis Black writes, "If you support the smoking ban, don't pretend you want to keep Austin weird"..."

April 14, 2005 Postmarks

The Problem Is the Ban!
"...the drop in bar business is due to the smoking ban ["TCB," Music, Oct. 21]. What my colleagues notice..."

Oct. 27, 2005 Postmarks

Arguments Against Ban Are Ludicrous
"...Dear Editor, The arguments against the smoking ban continue to amaze me. People continually argue that..."

April 19, 2005 Postmarks

Austin Will Survive and Thrive With Ban
"...is one of those radical cities that implemented a smoking ban in bars and clubs – that's right, a..."

April 15, 2005 Postmarks

Please Ban Smoking on My Front Porch
"...thank those well-meaning citizens who voted to pass the smoking ban. For me, this ban is a blessing. In..."

May 12, 2005 Postmarks

Defending Anti-Smoking Metaphor
"...turns out, most of the bars I frequent allow smoking. I hate it and a lot of my smoking..."

May 9, 2005 Postmarks

Ban Represents Uncompromising Majoritarianism
"...There have been several letters by supporters of the smoking ban recently that span the spectrum of selfish and..."

June 7, 2005 Postmarks

Ban Supporters, Now It's Your Turn
"...Dear Editor, All right, it seems that the smoking ban has passed, and that we will no longer..."

May 24, 2005 Postmarks

Thanks Austin for Ban
"...Austinites, the girls of oriGENal voice are thankful the smoking ordinance passed since it will be enforced in places..."

May 16, 2005 Postmarks

No Smoking Just Because It Hits All Bars the Same
"...Two” [April 8] analysis of his position on the smoking in public places vote is based largely on what..."

April 12, 2005 Postmarks

Ban Is Selective Fascism
"...informatively, sometimes passionately, and always wisely, about the proposed smoking ban. I'd like to make two points: first, I..."

April 22, 2005 Postmarks

'No Smoking' Law Unconstitutional?
"...of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court to uphold Austin's smoking ordinance. The constant scrutinization and rendering of this ordinance..."

April 2, 2008 Postmarks

McLeroy, Smoking, and Voter ID
A bullet-point list of recent dome doings
"...Rep. Myra Crownover, R-Denton, declared yesterday that their statewide smoking ban (SB 544 would have eliminated smoking in indoor..."

May 20, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

The Saddest Part of the Ban Passing
"...saddest part was that many who voted for this smoking ban were not the regulars of the bar community,..."

May 9, 2005 Postmarks

Don't Ban Smoking
"...to help the City Council craft a compromise on smoking in public. The result was that 99.5% of Austin..."

Feb. 21, 2005 Postmarks

Anti-Smoking Ordinance Wins Federal Round
Judge tells bar owners they filed in the wrong court
"...local bar owners who oppose the new, more restrictive smoking ordinance scheduled to appear on the May 7 ballot...."

March 25, 2005 News Feature by Michael King

Ban Exactly Like Right-Wing Paternalistic Crap
"...this man a ghostwriter for Pat Robertson? The Austin anti-smoking group pushed through an ordinance banning the use of..."

May 12, 2005 Postmarks

Retailers Fighting Ban on Smokable Hemp
Plaintiffs argue Texas Department of State Health Services overstepped with consumable hemp prohibition
"...distribution, or retail sale of consumable hemp products for smoking is prohibited."..."

Aug. 28, 2020 News Feature by Kevin Curtin

There Are Better No-Smoking Policies Than Ban
"...tax break, or transfer some of the payments from smoking permits to declared nonsmoking venues it would offer both..."

April 15, 2005 Postmarks

Don't Ban Cars, Reduce Your Use
"...someone has written to say that an immediate citywide ban on cars is impractical ["Postmarks," Aug. 22]. But no..."

Aug. 26, 2003 Postmarks

Smoke Signals
Red River's live music venue owners fear Austin's newly proposed smoking ordinance – with good reason
"...of club owners and health experts presented the current smoking ordinance to the city council last year – banning..."

April 15, 2005 Music Feature by Darcie Stevens

Step Outside
California's Smoking Ban... Coming to a Club Near You?
"...illustration by Nathan Jensen New Year's Day. It's an..."

Feb. 13, 1998 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

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