Posts Tagged ‘smoking’

Fort Worth Smoker Idea Gets Press

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth is considering a ban on hiring smokers, and the nation is wheezing. This MSN report calls the proposal unprecedented  and “draconian.” This FOX News report says the city of Sarasota, Florida considered a...


City To Weigh Tobacco-Free Hiring Policy

Andrew McLemore
All those ashtrays surrounding Fort Worth City Hall could be a thing of the past if the City Council approved a proposal to stop hiring smokers. Mayor Betsy Price answered questions after Tuesday morning’s council meeting...



A Potpourri of Poisons

Fake pot and other synthetic “drugs” are causing real harm.
JEFF PRINCE
Horror stories about smoking synthetic incense or potpourri were spreading long before Hollywood actress Demi Moore linked her famous face to the phenomenon. She went into seizure on Jan. 23 in Los Angeles, and a friend’s 911...


Non-Smoking Bars Coming Soon?

Last Call
I hate smelling other people’s smoke. Which is odd, considering that when I’m having a few beers, I also like to light up. But after a couple of recent trips to non-smoking towns –– Austin and Pittsburgh, specifically ...



The Real Deal on Fake Dope

A synthetic substitute for marijuana is drawing raves and warnings.
DAN MCGRAW AND SUSAN COSTA
It’s 3:40 p.m., and Paschal High School is letting out. The kids scatter, heading home to study or play sports or chill out. But some of the school’s brightest and most promising students make a shorter trip. They cross Eas...


Hey, You, Get Off Of Your Cloud

Steve Steward
I’ve been drinking in this town for about 10 years. I wouldn’t say I’ve been to every single watering hole, but I’ve been to a lot of them. After all this time and all those bars, the same thought crosse...



Un-Usual

Last Call
Here’s one thing you need to know about The Usual, a chic new lounge on West Magnolia Avenue on the near Southside: The drinks aren’t cheap. To be fair, the drinks aren’t easy to make — The Usual special...


Sparks and Sputters

The smoking-ban ashtray is back in the lap of Fort Worth city leaders.
ERIC GRIFFEY
The Cellar on University Drive is in many ways the quintessential Fort Worth bar, and on this night the dank underground tavern provides a refuge for a broad sampling of city folk.



The Butts Stop Here

A proposed smoking ban lights a fire under opponents.
ERIC GRIFFEY
In the latest public policy battle going on in Fort Worth, it’s butts, so to speak, that are on the line. A much stricter smoking ban being considered by city leaders has riled the passions of smokers, non-smokers, and bar an...