Another Try at a Smoking Ban

Gillette, Wyo. – A coalition of health care workers and others will make another attempt at persuading the state Legislature to institute some type of statewide smoking ban.

Smokefree Wyoming has twice presented a bill to ban smoking in public venues such as bars, restaurants and sporting arenas across the state.

Both times, the initiative hasn't gotten far in the Legislature.

Next month, the Legislature's Labor, Health and Social Services Committee is scheduled to discuss another smoking ban. Smokefree Wyoming officials hopes it will result in a committee sponsored bill.

Smokefree Wyoming leaders are expressing confidence that this year the group will make some progress on the initiative in the Legislature.

They are buoyed by a recent survey suggesting that Wyoming residents could be ready to see a change in smoking laws.