The Casper City Council repealed the smoking ban for bars and private clubs yesterday, despite opposition from the mayor and some council members.
The Casper Star Tribune reports that the amended ordinance will likely take effect by the end of next week.
Several bar and club owners had objected to the ban, saying they were losing business to establishments in neighboring communities which don’t have smoking bans.
But the group SmokeFree Natrona County and the Wyoming Medical Center oppose the repeal. They’ve scheduled a rally at noon on June 28 at Conwell Park and are trying to collect signatures in support of putting the ban back in place.