Next month, Arlington, Texas will vote on an ordinance that would limit the exemptions for its smoking bans.

Currently, bars, night clubs, strip clubs, pool halls, bingo parlors and bowling alleys are exempt from the smoking ban, so long as they don’t allow anyone under the age of 18 in their establishment. On April 11, Arlington’s city council will vote on whether to remove those exemptions.

Similar efforts have been tried in the past and failed, and this one is already facing some opposition. According to The Dallas Morning News, at least two council members are concerned that pool and bingo halls might leave the city if the bill is passed.

Arlington is a Dallas suburb with a population of just under 400,000. It is home to AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, and Globe Life Park, home of the Texas Rangers.

Avatar photo

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.