Thank You

to the Fort Worth City Council

for supporting smoke-free workplaces

for everyone

in Fort Worth.

Thank You

to the Fort Worth City Council

for supporting smoke-free workplaces

for everyone

in Fort Worth.

Fort Worth has joined over 900 cities nationally and 25 states in going smoke-free.

The new ordinance protects the health of Fort Worth employees in ALL indoor workplaces, including bars and bingo halls.

About the Ordinance

Everyone in Fort Worth deserves protection from secondhand smoke. Here are few questions we get a lot, but if you have a question that's not answered here, send us an email.

Fort Worth's smoke-free ordinance will protect the health of every resident in Fort Worth by eliminating the exposure of secondhand smoke in bars and bingo parlors. Everyone will breathe easier, and this will create safer, healthier environments for everyone who lives, works, and visits our city.
This ordinance protects the public’s health by reducing exposure to secondhand smoke and encouraging smokers to quit. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. It causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases (such as COPD and emphysema), and diabetes. More than 20 million people in the United States have died from smoking-related diseases since 1964, including 2.5 million nonsmokers as a result of exposure to secondhand smoke.
  • Bars
  • Bingo Halls
  • Restaurants (existing)
  • Hotels and motels (up to 25% of the total number of rooms may be designated as smoking rooms)
  • Workplaces
  • Schools
  • Private clubs
  • Common areas of multi-unit housing, including apartment complexes and condos
  • Buildings and vehicles owned, leased, occupied or operated by the city or state
  • Prisons and other correctional facilities
  • Most other public places (enclosed by two or more walls/barriers)
    Examples: Hospitals, health clinics, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, museums, galleries, public buses, retail stores, retail service businesses, sports arenas, theaters
To report noncompliance or violation complaints, contact City of Fort Worth Code Enforcement: 817-392-7255.
Any person, firm or corporation who violates, disobeys, omits, neglects or refuses to comply with or who resists the enforcement of any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each offense. Each day that a violation is permitted to exist shall constitute a separate offense.

About Smoke-free Fort Worth

Smoke-free Fort Worth is a broad-based coalition of local organizations committed to ensuring everyone in Fort Worth can breathe smoke-free air at work. We believe that everyone in Fort Worth has the right to breathe smoke-free air.

Contact Us

Smoke-free Fort Worth
3301 West Freeway
Fort Worth, TX 76107
E: info@smokefreefw.org

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