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Texas Smoke-Free Ordinance Database

Welcome to the Smoke-Free Ordinance Database

Studies continue to demonstrate exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) is causally linked to cancer and other serious health consequences among children and adults. Placing restrictions on smoking in public places is a key strategy to limit the public's exposure to SHS. This website presents and describes all known Texas municipal ordinances designed to restrict exposure to secondhand smoke.

This website allows you to create fast, easy reports. These reports can allow you to see:

We are undergoing a database and website upgrade. Until the transition is complete, our ordinance ratings can be found in two locations. Our old website contains ratings and reports from 1978 through 2014. Below are links to new reports and ordinances from 2015-2016, as well as updates on older ordinances.

Access Archive Database

Looking for an ordinance? First check Recently Rated Ordinances to see if it has been recently added to the database. If not, check Database Archive for details.