Smoking in restaurants, arenas and city facilities in Grand Prairie will be banned after the Dallas suburb’s City Council voted unanimously in favor of the new restrictions. There is however a long list of exemptions which includes tobacconists, bars, billiard halls and hookah lounges.

While smoking in sports arenas is banned, Lone Star Park, the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s horse track is also exempt.

According to a report in the Dallas Morning News, few people spoke in opposition to the ordinance.

Still, antismoking advocates were not pleased. Smoke Free Texas and others advocated for a bill with zero exemptions. 

Grand Prairie is located in between Dallas and Fort Worth with a population of over 175,000.

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