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.

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I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda 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.