Cigar shops in Weatherford, Texas got a reprieve last night. While the Weatherford City Council voted 3-2 in favor of a smoking ban, an exemption was added for cigar bars, retail tobacconists and vapor shops.

The new laws will take effect in April. It’s the most recent in a series of anti-smoking laws the Fort Worth suburb has passed recently. Last month the City Council voted 3-2 to ban smoking in businesses where food is served, while also asking the city’s Parks Departments to ban smoking in parks.

Weatherford has a population around 25,000 and is located west of Fort Worth.

Charlie Minato

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.