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Posted 4:56 PM 2/1/2013 : Smoking Ban to Go into Effect in Brownsville

BROWNSVILLE - A stringent smoking ban will go into effect Saturday in the Rio Grande Valley's largest city.

Brownsville leaders approved the ban in late 2012. The prohibition forbids anyone from lighting up inside buildings and public places. The ordinance affects private businesses open