I received the following message, which I believe warrants posting on the Houston Metroblog.
The University of Texas School of Public Health (SPH) Student Association would like to call your attention to an important public health matter currently under active consideration in the Houston area.
Possible workplace exemptions to the smoking ban in Houston are up for debate among City Council – with voting scheduled to take place on TUESDAY of next week (Oct 24th). Current proposals up for debate concern (a) bar & restaurant exceptions to the ban, (b) bar-only exceptions, or (c) no exceptions (100% smoke-free workplace ordinance).
The community’s voice is a crucial element in such decision-making processes. To voice your opinion on this matter, call the office of Mayor Bill White at 713.247.2200. You will likely be asked for your name and address, just as a certification, but you do not have to give it. Once you have voiced your opinion with the Mayor’s Office, ask to be connected to the office of your council representative (determined by zip code).
To make your voice count, make sure to call before Tuesday, October 17th!!! Visit the Houston Chronicle’s website for recent articles about the ban.