On Jan. 1, smoking at El Paso’s parks, sports stadiums and bus stops will be no more.
It’s part of a three-part law known as the Clean Air Ordinance that was passed over the summer. The third part of the law will go into effect in July 2015, it will require tobacco stores—which are exempted from the Clean Air Ordinance—to have proper ventilation systems in order for smoking to continue.
El Paso is located in the western-most part of Texas. It has a metro area of over 800,000.