Laramie, WY – The town of Green River has reversed
course and decided to allow smoking in bars, taverns and clubs after all.
The Green River City Council had passed a smoking ordinance on Dec. 4 that banned smoking in all public buildings beginning last week.
Liquor dealers in the city began circulating a petition aimed at
overturning the ban on smoking in bars and clubs.
The Green River City Council voted 4-3 on Tuesday night to reinstate an exemption allowing smoking to continue in bars and
clubs. The new, revised ordinance goes into effect Dec. 27.
Cheyenne, Laramie and Evanston have all enacted smoking bans in public buildings, including bars. Rock Springs recently adopted a smoking ban that exempted bars, taverns and private clubs.