Breathe Well

The Breathe Well Group is dedicated to improving the quality of life of McLennan County residents by helping us improve the quality of the air we breathe through decreasing exposure to secondhand smoke.

Congratulations to the Smoke Free Waco Intiative!

Waco City Council’s final vote to ban smoking was approved July 21st which means smoking in bars, restaurants and other enclosed public spaces will be illegal after Jan. 1, 2016!

Read the full article under the Spotlight Section.

This image is a color-coded map of the United States that displays which states ban smoking in worksites, restaurants, and bars; which states ban smoking in two of these locations; and which states have less comprehensive bans or no restrictions. Where does Texas fall? Texas does not have a comprehensive smoking ordinance which means not all workers are protected from secondhand smoke exposure.

Source: CDC

As the State of Texas Smoking Ban Stalls, Cities Go At It Alone

Several Texas cities, including eight of the 10 largest, have comprehensive ordinances that ban smoking in all public workplaces, according to state records.

Read more here.

Some Texas Cities that have banned smoking in all public places include: 

Abilene, Austin, Baytown, Beaumont, Brownsville, College Station, Copperas Cove, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Eagle Pass, El Paso, Ennis, Flower Mound, Frisco, Granbury, Harlingen, Horseshow Bay, Houston, Laredo, Nacogdoches, Paris, Pearland, Plano, Robinson, San Angelo, San Antonio, San Marcos, Southlake, Spring Valley, Tyler, University Park, Victoria, Waxahachie, Woodway