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Wyoming lawmakers drop tobacco tax hike proposal

The Joint Revenue Interim Committee decided Friday not to sponsor a bill for the upcoming legislative session to raise the taxes. The panel took no action after several health advocates urged the lawmakers to more than double the state's current 60-cent
Wyoming Tribune-Eagle
added Nov 21, 2015 21:47

[Wyoming] Motel fire that killed Casper man may have caused by smoking

A fire on Friday at the Topper Motel in Casper that killed a 56-year-old man may have been caused by a lit cigarette.
Casper (WY) Star-Tribune
added Nov 17, 2015 17:22

[Wyoming] Tobacco Tax Hike Could Curb Smoking

one other topic of discussion will be whether to raise the state tobacco tax. A dollar increase would raise 20 million dollars but the hope is that it will also curtail smoking. Jason Mincer is the government relations director for the American Cancer So
Wyoming Public Radio
added Nov 14, 2015 16:37

[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
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