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The Common Law
Can I smoke in bars? – The latest on Austin's smoking ban
"...something on the radio about a judge overturning Austin's no-smoking ordinance. Does that mean I can start smoking at..."

Oct. 20, 2006 Column by Luke Ellis

Page Two: Home Fires
Revisiting the smoking ban and the return of Otto Binder
"...In the Chronicle's online forum discussions, the smoking ban issue is once again hot, with champions for..."

Jan. 15, 2010 Column by Louis Black

Smokey and the Bandit
Enforcing the Smoking Ban
"...If the stronger smoking ordinance prevails at the ballot box May 7, the..."

April 15, 2005 News Feature

Naked City
Clubs and bars confused and wary about enforcement
"...At the first installment of a monthlong series of smoking ban meetings hosted by the Health and Human Services..."

Sept. 2, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
Clarke Backs Smoking Ban
"...Clarke supported Mayor Gus Garcia's campaign for a tougher indoor-smoking ordinance -- but "when we have local club owners..."

May 23, 2003 News Feature

Where There's Smoke …
Across the country, perspectives on the smoking bans offer a very mixed bag
"...closer to a vote on whether or not to ban smoking in all public places, including bars and clubs,..."

April 15, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Some kind of weapon is being held to the heads of the hurry-up council
"...seems like the 47th time. But Mayor Gus Garcia's smoking ordinance is up for final approval as well, after..."

June 6, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large: Smoke and Mirrors
The new Austin smoking ordinance is a solution in search of a problem.
"...the proper attitude with which to approach Austin's proposed smoking ban, up for public hearing (but not a vote)..."

April 11, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

911, We've Got a Smoker
Austin's new smoking ordinance takes effect today
"...were. Two weeks later, said enforcement of Austin's new Smoking in Public Places Ordinance – which can be read..."

Sept. 2, 2005 Music Feature by Darcie Stevens

Don't Ash, Don't Tell
The city’s smoking ordinance is rather lax in bars and restaurants, but hardly anyone’s complaining
"...much sums up Zuliani's stance against the city's five-year-old smoking ordinance. A nonsmoker and owner of Vic's Restaurant, Zuliani..."

Oct. 8, 1999 News Feature by Mike Jasper

News Roundup: Smoke and Fire
Arsonists, burn bans, and heated arguments
"...Austin's car arsonist in Iowa; Council approves a temporary ban on fire and smoking; UT's Confederate statue problem isn't..."

Aug. 17, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

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If you support the smoking ban, don't pretend you want to keep Austin weird
"...The fervor of the current smoking debate is not quite as intense as that of..."

April 8, 2005 Column by Louis Black

Tobacco-Free Triumph Goes Up in Smoke
The smoking ban won't go into effect until Sept. 1 -- which is another way of saying it's dead.
"...4-3 for final approval of outgoing Mayor Gus Garcia's anti-smoking ordinance, most of the media missed the most important..."

June 13, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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"...they are far larger and lie directly on the banks of Barton Creek. Examination of the topographic map (published..."

April 22, 2005 Column

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"...criticizing failed policies and the horrific quick fixes to Band-Aid them (i.e., nostrums!)...."

April 29, 2005 Column

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"...Hilo, HawaiiAll Places Should Be NonsmokingDear Editor,..."

April 8, 2005 Column

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"...current leaders find it most important to pass a smoking-ban ordinance...."

June 13, 2003 Column

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Anyone who tells you the impact of a smoking ban will be negligible doesn't appreciate that it's the very number of Austin music clubs, including the swarm of the more marginal ones, that enables the scene's vitality
"...Texas. It's not just the number of clubs and bands, but an expandable audience for whom listening to music..."

April 1, 2005 Column by Louis Black

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The anti-smoking ordinance is an unconscionable social experiment in an already sketchy economic environment; the Place 5 run-off boasts two good candidates, so no need to get ugly; and we report the news, not slurs.
"...ridiculousness of it being illegal, I am against the no-smoking ordinance because it is overregulation driven by self-righteousness. There..."

May 30, 2003 Column by Louis Black

Will The Smoke Clear Before Garcia Leaves Office?
The smoking ban gets preliminary approval but its future remains uncertain.
"...approve on first reading Mayor Gus Garcia's proposal to ban smoking in public places. But the narrowness of the..."

May 16, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Doughnuts No More!
Election statistics, maps, and analysis
"...week's ballot – the Place 3 race and the smoking ordinance – Austin voters turned in results notably different..."

May 13, 2005 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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The debate over the smoking ban is about rights, and saying it isn't is just silly
"...years has been about toll roads or the proposed smoking ban. This community certainly has its priorities in order...."

April 22, 2005 Column by Louis Black

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"...has been built, and the remaining land has been banked pending completion of the tennis center. The city's neighborhood..."

May 13, 2005 Column

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
The Council should remember the First Rule of Holes: When you're in one, stop digging.
"...the Chronicle is going to whine again about the smoking ordinance. Today (Thursday), the City Council -- at its..."

July 18, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

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"...It's right up there with Randy Shilts' And the Band Played On in exposing the ignorant, hateful underbelly of..."

July 4, 2003 Column

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"...I wish the Chronicle had not jumped on the bandwagon to promote this uncatchy name. Let's just call it..."

June 6, 2003 Column

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"...Smoking Ban a Dangerous Idea..."

May 16, 2003 Column

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"...Frost (bank)..."

June 3, 2005 Column

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Once again, Austin has demonstrated its deep indifference to front-line troops who nourish the music scene it purports to be so proud of
"...for an art show, 2) the passing of the smoking ban, and 3) the fact that, over and over..."

May 13, 2005 Column by Louis Black

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Our 'rights' can be lost in many ways, one of which is to chip away at them because of health, community, decency, moral, and/or ethical standards
"...who turned out to be much more vehemently against smoking and in favor of a smoking ban than I..."

May 6, 2005 Column by Louis Black

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