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Playback: The Return of the Austin Smoking Ban
A decade after the initial smoking ban, local health group hopes to stomp out smoking patios
"...A public health organization is working to amend Austin's smoking ordinance to restrict vaping anywhere smoking is forbidden and..."

July 22, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Patio Smoking Ban in Flames
The Central Health Equity Policy Council's efforts to ban smoking on smoking patios meets with community resistance
"...of wisdom lends itself to the incendiary issue of smoking restrictions. The topic, a local flash point more than..."

Aug. 19, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Parks Smoking Ban, More Up Thursday
No ifs, ands, or (37,000) butts: One smokin' council agenda
"...with a wooly, 139-item agenda this Thursday. A parks smoking ban, a Comp Plan, bond election love-in, and Austin..."

Dec. 5, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Federal Judge Limits Smoking Ban
Sparks says businesses are not responsible for smoking patrons' conduct
"...Austin's smoking ban, which took effect in September of 2005 following..."

Oct. 13, 2006 News Feature

Smoking Ban Won't Hurt the Live Music Scene
"...I'm puzzled by his recent column concerning Austin's upcoming smoking ban ordinance vote ("Page Two,” April 1). Black says..."

April 4, 2005 Postmarks

Based on My Experience Support Smoking Ban
"...moved to Austin, I find your stance on the smoking ban to be incredible. In my own experience, smoking..."

April 18, 2005 Postmarks

Smoking Ban
Supporters breathe easy, opponents smolder
"...night, but the most common predictions for the divisive smoking ban vote – that it would be close and..."

May 13, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Smoking Ban Kicks Off as Katrina Kicks In
Cigarettes are out at Austin’s clubs, but New Orleans musicians could be in
"...a local attempt at easing Austin venues into the smoking ban by offering free publicity and cleaning services, has..."

Sept. 9, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Against Smoking Ban
"...Dear Editor, I am writing in opposition to the smoking ban initiative on the May 7 ballot. Austin already..."

April 26, 2005 Postmarks

Stop Bitching About Smoking Ban
"...Dear Editor, Bring up the smoking ban at every possible opportunity ["Page Two," Nov. 9]!..."

Nov. 10, 2007 Postmarks

In Favor of Smoking Ban
"...pointed out that the possible economic damage of the smoking ban would only occur if smokers have more interest..."

April 11, 2005 Postmarks

Forget Bush, Oppose Smoking Ban
"...Previously you were among the few boldly opposing a smoking ban in Austin bars. Now, our hero Lance Armstrong..."

Dec. 3, 2004 Postmarks

Austin Got Hoodwinked by Smoking Ban
" to clear up some misperceptions regarding the 2005 smoking ban and its direct effect on business at Room..."

Jan. 12, 2010 Postmarks

Smoking Ban Protects Public Safety
"...Dear Editor, Finally, the smoking ban election is over! I have read several of..."

May 10, 2005 Postmarks

More on Smoking Ban
"...a misleading impression of the consensus about the current smoking ban ["Council Campaign Season Opens," News, Feb. 10]. While..."

Feb. 14, 2006 Postmarks

Smoking Ban Imposes on Many
"...Editor, The worst argument I've heard for supporting the smoking ban is its purported inevitability. We're told by proponents..."

April 26, 2005 Postmarks

Smoking Ban: The Cart Before the Horse
"...profit from a de facto implementation of an indoor smoking ban. However, even if I could numb myself to..."

April 15, 2005 Postmarks

Small Tipping Yuppies Push Smoking Ban
" wonder: Does she play venues where there is smoking? Doesn't she play at places like the Cactus? This..."

April 15, 2005 Postmarks

Down With Smoking Ban
"...Dear Editor, While the Chronicle lists the smoking ban as the No. 2 local story of 2005..."

Jan. 20, 2006 Postmarks

Smoking Ban Seriously Hurting Small Businesses
"...Dear Editor, While the Chronicle lists the smoking ban as the No. 2 local story of 2005..."

Jan. 10, 2006 Postmarks

Supports Smoking Ban
"...there are a lot of concerns over the proposed ban and a lot of opinions. I don't believe that..."

April 20, 2005 Postmarks

Supports Some of Smoking Ban
"...several arguments in the Chronicle in favor of the smoking ban I feel compelled to restate my arguments against..."

April 20, 2005 Postmarks

In Favor of Smoking Ban
"...working musician since 1971 and I think the proposed smoking ban would be (in the long run) a great..."

April 18, 2005 Postmarks

Smoking Ban Working
"...Dear Editor, I celebrated the smoking ordinance on Sept. 1 with an evening of Bloody..."

Sept. 2, 2005 Postmarks

Smoking Ban Un-American
"...Dear Editor, Why I voted against the smoking ban: because it is un-American...."

May 9, 2005 Postmarks

Vote No on Smoking Ban
"...Dear Editor, I applaud y'all for publicizing the proposed smoking ban ["Smoke Signals," Music, April 15; “Where There's Smoke..."

April 14, 2005 Postmarks

Say No to the Smoking Ban
"...Editor, Thank you, Louis Black, for sorting through the smoking ban controversy and explaining its potentially tragic impact on..."

April 4, 2005 Postmarks

Does the Smoking Ban Work Against Itself?
" to protect the public's health, then isn't a smoking ordinance working against itself? The proposed ordinance still permits..."

May 6, 2005 Postmarks

Smoking Ban Good
"...clearer. Then I realized why – no one was smoking! This was a bar where it seemed requisite to..."

Jan. 18, 2006 Postmarks

Supports Smoking Ban
"...Dear Editor, Regarding Austin Powell's complaint about the ban on smoking a "perfectly legal substance" [“Off the Record,”..."

Jan. 4, 2010 Postmarks

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