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Denison clarifies smoking ban at clubs

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Smoking will be banned at the Masonic Lodge and other Denison fraternal organizations starting in November 2018. (KTEN) Smoking will be banned at the Masonic Lodge and other Denison fraternal organizations starting in November 2018. (KTEN)

DENISON, Texas -- The City of Denison is trying to clear the air by making a clear statement that smoking will be strictly prohibited in any public place.

City Manager Jud Rex says an ordinance already prohibits smoking inside public places, but it doesn't clearly ban smoking in local clubs like the American Legion and Masonic Lodge.

Rex said the city is working with fraternal organizations to help them adapt to the proposed adjustment. He said the organizations will be allowed to provide smoking areas and patios.

The ordinance is expected to go into effect on November 1.