A survey of registered voters in Casper has found that the majority do not want the city council to overturn the city’s smoking ban.
When the Casper City Council began to discuss overturning the law, the American Cancer Society Action Network and the American Heart Association hired a firm to survey Casper residents about the efforts. More than 600 Casper voters supported the smoking ban.
Jason Mincer of the Cancer society says the law is popular, with 62-percent of public support.
The majority of Casper’s City Council has said it favors tweaking or repealing the city’s five-month old smoking ban despite a failed referendum aimed at overturning it, following claims from some businesses that they’ve lost revenue. Only two council members are in favor of keeping the ban as is, including the mayor. Four council members who previously supported the ban are no longer in office.
Smokefree Natrona County advocate Anna Edwards says that a temporary decrease in revenue following a ban is normal, and is to be expected.