City of San Benito Proposes Smoking Ban

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A proposed ordinance would ban smoking in public places in the city of San Benito. 

If approved, people smoking in public could be looking at fines up to $2,000. 

San Benito could be one of the latest cities in the Rio Grande Valley to adopt a similar ordinance. 

No action has been taken on this proposal. City leaders are looking to gain public interest on this non-smoking issue. According to, there is an estimated 21 cities in the valley that have approved a smoking regulation.

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