Denton Considers Smoking Ban

Back in September, the Denton City Council sent its proposed smoking ban to committee, eliciting the opinions and remarks of 20 health-care professionals, business owners and other community members. The goal was to craft laws that were both health-conscious and business-friendly. What they came back with was a strange package that bans smoking nearly everywhere, except for bars, the Denton Record-Chronicle reports. But that stipulation doesn’t include bars that serve people under the age of 18.

Bars, that admit patrons under the age of 18. That means restaurants that turn into bars right? Or is it bars that illegally allow 14-year-olds to drink?

The full council will take up the measure Tuesday, but Councilman Kevin Roden took to Twitter last night to suss out his constituents’ thoughts:

To write to the Denton council about the ban, head here.


  • Patti Bostick

    Here’s an idea. If you don’t like smoke, don’t go to a venue that allows it. But stop foisting your lifestyle on everybody else. I don’t smoke and I don’t care if you do. If I do not like a place for whatever reason, I go somewhere else.

  • SavEcig

    I was against smoking bans when I was a smoker. But since I switched to electronic cigarettes two years ago, I don’t have to worry about smoking bans, tar, smell or really high cigarette taxes!