Cigar sales next on Dallas City Council s no-no list
Come Wednesday, the Dallas City Council is scheduled to vote on another measure that could limit how smokers smoke.
Agenda item 53 seeks to prohibit most stores from selling cigars individually or in a package containing fewer than five stogies. Smoke shops and any other business "that is not generally accessible by a minor" would be exempt.
The measure aims to stem people from purchasing cheap cigars that they'll hollow out and use to smoke pot, says Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway, the ordinance's main backer.
Violators would be subject to a fine of up to $500, according to the ordinance. If passed, the law would go into effect immediately.
The council was scheduled to vote on the ordinance proposal last month -- the same day the Dallas City Council voted to ban smoking in bars, billiard halls and most workplaces citywide. But the council that day decided to delay the cigar vote.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Source: Dallas Morning News