The Texas Tribune reports:
Though secondhand smoke leads to nearly 50,000 U.S. deaths among nonsmoking adults every year, no southern state, including Texas, has adopted a smoke-free law for worksites, restaurants and bars, according to a new Centers for Disease Control report.
This regional disparity, unveiled in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, comes as Texas lawmakers are debating implementatin of a statewide smoking ban, one that would outlaw smoking in workplaces and other public places like bars and restaurants.
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