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[Wyoming] Voters approve full smoking ban in Casper

Nearly 54 percent of voters favored extending the city's smoking ban to bars, according to unofficial but complete election results. More than 6,200 people cast ballots in the election. Kim Holloway, a former member of the Casper City Council, was confi
Casper (WY) Star-Tribune
added Nov 5, 2015 01:12

[Wyoming] Tuesday vote determines future of smoking in Casper bars

Many hope Tuesday’s vote will spell an end to the long debate, which started with a 2012 ban that the city then retracted before a petition took the issue to the courts. Casper City Councilman Steve Cathey said residents are tired of the issue and wants
Casper (WY) Star-Tribune
added Nov 3, 2015 16:46

[Wyoming] LETTER: Lorenzen: Vote no to protect Casper residents from secondhand smoke

ordinance No. 15-13 isn’t just about the person who chooses to smoke in the bar. It’s about the rights of everyone to exist in smoke-free environments. This includes workers, patrons, patients and you. Everyone in Casper deserves the right to breathe clea
Casper (WY) Star-Tribune
added Nov 1, 2015 09:07

[Wyoming] Editorial board: Increase the tobacco tax

It’s too early to say exactly how much we should increase the tax, but it has to be enough to make a difference, both in preventing smoking and in our state’s bank accounts. We must examine our priorities as a state – and both physical and financial heal
Casper (WY) Star-Tribune
added Oct 28, 2015 16:20

[Wyoming] Jones: Look at the science behind tobacco regulation

This is an open letter to Casper voters: those who are sitting on the fence concerning the smoking amendment election on Nov. 3, those who can see both sides and may elect not to vote at all...take a close look at the scientific reasons for regulating th
Casper (WY) Star-Tribune
added Oct 27, 2015 10:24

[Wyoming] Lawmakers want to see higher cigarette tax

A legislative panel recommended a tobacco tax increase Tuesday morning to curb the state smoking rate, although it did not weigh in on what that rate should be. Members of the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee also created a fundi
Casper (WY) Star-Tribune
added Oct 21, 2015 00:31

[Wyoming] LETTER: Thomas: Stop smoking in Casper bars

I urge all to vote no or against the ordinance to prohibit smoking in bars, taverns etc. Make our community smoke-free because this is a health issue much needed.
Casper (WY) Star-Tribune
added Oct 16, 2015 07:43

[Wyoming] Casper smoking election moved to earlier date

The Casper City Council unanimously decided Tuesday to move up the date of the election that will decide whether to allow smoking in bars. The election will now take place Nov. 3. Previously, the Natrona County clerk had set the election for Nov. 17. B
Casper (WY) Star-Tribune
added Oct 14, 2015 17:28

[Wyoming] Legislature to consider tobacco tax increase

Lawmakers may consider raising tobacco taxes next year in Wyoming, where smoking rates are higher and taxes lower than the national average. A state account that distributes interest and payments from cigarette companies as a result of a 1998 lawsuit an
Casper (WY) Star-Tribune
added Oct 7, 2015 13:57
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[Wyoming] Date set for Casper smoking ban special election

A special election to decide if smoking should be allowed in Casper bars will take place Nov. 17, the Natrona County clerk announced Wednesday. City Council members last week unanimously decided to allow voters to decide the fate of the smoking ban.
Casper (WY) Star-Tribune
added Sep 30, 2015 16:04
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