Casper City Council considers repealing or changing smoking ban

Mar 13, 2013

Next month the Casper City Council will vote to remove or change the city’s smoking ban.  At the very least, councilors are considering exempting bars, health care facilities, and private clubs from the ban. 

The smoking ban was implanted last summer. 

Anna Edwards of the group Smokefree Natrona County says her group will fight to keep the ban in place.  She says they are trying to protect the health of a lot of people, including employees.

“One of our biggest concerns is that the employees in these businesses that may no longer be protected by the smoking ordinance, their health is not being taken into consideration at all,” Edwards said.

Edwards says the group is considering a public referendum if the ban is changed.