Casinos and Gaming Venues

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American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation Attending Global Gaming Expo to Support Gaming Industry on Transition to Smokefree Indoor Air
September 23, 2013

New Medical Study: Ambulance Rates Plummet When Casinos Go Smokefree
August 5, 2013

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Growing Support for
Smokefree Casinos

With state regulated and tribal gaming expanding at an exponential rate, casinos and other gaming venues are emerging as huge employers for local and state economies. Nationwide, casinos provide over one million jobs. Smokefree casinos ensure that these jobs don't sicken or kill the people they employ.

If smoking is allowed within a casino, both employees and patrons are at risk. Secondhand smoke exposure from commercial tobacco is known to cause heart diseases, lung cancer and other breathing problems.

Place Casino Resort smokefree signPalace Casino Resort in Biloxi has the only 100% smokefree gaming floor in Biloxi and in all of Mississippi. It’s a great place to stay if you are in the area. Staff we spoke with love working in a clean air environment.

Get the facts. Read ANR's 4-page document on Smokefree Tribal Casinos and our September 2014 Smokefree Casinos Brochure with spotlights of smokefree casinos.

We are proud to share the following video stories with you, as told by former and current casino workers, policymakers, and others across the country. We hope you are able to watch them and possibly even share them with others to raise awareness about the serious dangers of smoke in casinos, especially to gaming employees. If you have casinos in your area, please let them know you support 100% smokefree indoor air for worker and customer health. Ventilation systems do not protect people from the health hazards of secondhand smoke.

Fighting For Smokefree Air: Secondhand Smoke in Casinos: This 16-minute documentary produced by ANRF invites you into the lives of casino workers and their struggle for a safe smokefree work environment. For more information or to get involved in the smokefree casino movement, please contact us at anr@no-smoke.org.


 

Treva's Story: Treva shares her story of what it is like to work in casinos. Treva is now a casino dealer in a smokefree casino and she loves it!

President Ben Shelly talks about the importance of taking care of the health of the Navajo people, including those working at tribal casinos within Navajo Nation. This interview was conducted after he had recently signed his Executive Order making all workplaces commercial tobacco-free on the Navajo Nation (2011). His Executive Order was later overturned and is currently not in place.

Cynthia's Story: Cynthia F. has been dealing at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for decades. She loves her job, but hates the smoke. Cynthia, a nonsmoker, used to be much more physically active but the daily exposure to secondhand smoke has made it difficult to breathe and she can no longer do the things she once loved.

"All of the smoke comes into your face... you cannot breathe... It's a "shame that the corporations don't think any more of our lives than that... What's the value of our lives? When are they going to help us?"

Vinny's Story: After decades working at a smoke-filled casino, Vincent "Vinny" Rennich found out he had lung cancer. He had never smoked. Hear how he fought back, and won. Secondhand smoke cost Vinny part of his lung. Speaking up about it cost him his job. The good news is that lung surgery was successful, and Vinny is now cancer-free. He says his destiny now is to inspire others in the fight for smokefree air. Vinny now works in a smokefree casino, but there are many casino workers who don't have that option in their area

Jane's Story: Jane K. started dealing in 1995. She talks about about what it is like to work in a casino. Both the joys of the job, and the one and only thing she says she didn't like: the secondhand smoke. She shares her story of what it was like to face the smoke day after day.

Her doctor called it "the casino worker's disease... caused from the secondhand smoke".

Shane's Story: Casino dealer Shane K. tells his story about what it is like to work in a smoke-filled environment and why no worker should be forced to work in an unhealthy environment.

"People in Congress don't have to put up with the smoke. My CEO doesn't have to put up with the smoke, I don't know why I have to put up with the smoke"

Sheryl's Story: Sheryl never smoked, but she worked in casinos for decades. Ultimately, she developed throat cancer and she lost her battle with throat cancer earlier this year. Sheryl Wilkins was not only a great casino worker, she was a wife, a mother, and a dear friend to many. She inspired us to keep educating people about the dangers of secondhand smoke in casinos. She is dearly missed.

"I've never smoked a day in my life... All I wanted were the same considerations that management had, and that their secretaries had, and that every other office building in the city has."

James Repace, an expert in the physics of secondhand smoke, explains why ventilation is not an solution for addressing the health hazards of smoke in casinos.

You can find all these stories and more on our YouTube page. We encourage you to share them with others to raise awareness about this serious issue. Thank you!

 

CDC: Tips from Former Smokers
Nathan's Ad: Secondhand Smoke and Asthma

Accompanying Materials


Bottom line, smokefree casinos protect worker health and save lives.

With the vast majority of casino patrons preferring smokefree air, public support for smokefree gaming laws is at an all-time high.Smokefree casinos are becoming the mainsteam norm. Some examples are the casinos opening smokefree in Ohio - one of which even has a policy to only hire non-tobacco users. In Massachusetts, over a dozen casino operators are competing for the four casino licenses. These properties will have to be smokefree and will employ thousands of people. In Colorado, casinos are investing and improving properties as smokefree entertainment venues.

 

THE FACTS:

  • Smoke-filled casinos have up to 50 times more cancer causing particles in the air than highways and city streets clogged with diesel trucks in rush hour traffic.
  • Ventilation does not solve the problem. Casino workers even in a “well-ventilated” casino have cotinine (metabolized nicotine) levels 300-600% higher than employees in other smoking workplaces during a work shift. Ventilation systems may remove odor but cannot fully remove the serious health risks caused by secondhand smoke exposure.

  • Making casinos 100% smokefree is the only way to completely protect both customers and workers from the dangers of secondhand smoke.

  • Casino customers and workers face higher risk for heart attacks. In a landmark report released in 2009, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) concluded that heart attack rates are reduced dramatically when smokefree laws are in place. The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) approved a landmark resolution in January 2009 encouraging state lawmakers to ensure that casinos are smokefree workplaces.

Get the facts. Read ANR's Secondhand Smoke and Casinos and our 4-page September 2014 document on smokefree casinos.

 

Click on the image to view the full size ad for the smokefree Muckleshoot Casino, which appeared in Alaska Airlines Magazine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As more cities, counties, states, and entire nations enact 100% smokefree workplace laws, keeping casinos smoke-filled is no longer the status quo. In the United States, 20 states, Washington DC, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico have enacted smokefree gaming laws.

 

Take a look at our list of U.S. Smokefree Casinos and Gambling Facilities. There are at least 500 state-regulated gambling facilities that are required to be 100% smokefree indoors. Of the casinos and other facilities listed below, most are required by state law to be smokefree. Additionally, gambling facilities marked with an * are not required by law to be smokefree, but are smokefree by their own corporate policy. This list does not include all off-track betting (OTB) facilities.

Despite opposition efforts to divert the message away from worker health with arguments of economic downturns, the evidence speaks for itself:

  • Smokefree laws have no adverse effect on total gambling revenues;
  • Smokefree gaming is popular among gaming employees and management;
  • Gaming patrons favor smokefree indoor air.

"We opened 100% smoke-free in 1997. We've expanded 100% smoke-free. And even smokers thank us for it."
- Mark Kaplan, former Marketing Director, Taos Mountain Casino, Taos, New Mexico

 

Live in a community with gaming? Learn effective ways of engaging gaming employees into your smokefree campaign in our document Engaging Gaming Workers inYour Smokefree Campaign.

Step Out of the Old and Into the Bold ad, click image to view.

See also the Bold is Beautiful ad.

 

Share your story. If you are a gaming industry employee or patron who has been adversely affected by secondhand smoke, click here to share your story.

We would love to hear from you!

 

Stop gambling on your health! Donate to ANR's "Smokefree Air Action Fund."

Read more about smokefree gambling in the news.

Casinos are workplaces. Listen to this radio ad to hear casino employee Vinny Rennich's story. Vinny Rennich is the winner of ANR's 2007 Smokefree Hero of the Year Award.

The ANR Foundation is pleased to release "Fighting for Smokefree Casinos: Vinny's Story", the first in a series of personal interviews about secondhand smoke in casinos. The video series will contain interviews with casino employees, advocates, researchers and elected officials as they share their perspective on why casinos must be 100% smokefree.

 

Smokefree tribal casinos:

As sovereign nations, tribal governments are not required to follow state law, but given the significant negative health effects of smoking, and the disproportionate morbidity and mortality among Native Americans for use of and exposure to commercial tobacco, that many tribes are voluntarily making casinos smokefree and expanding existing commercial tobacco-free tribal policies to include casinos.

Click on the image to watch the video Nathan's Story about the impact of secondhand smoke on a tribal casino employee.

A 2010 study examined indoor air samples within over half of California's tribal casinos and found that both patrons and workers are gambling with their health every time they enter these casinos:

NEW SMOKEFREE TRIBAL GAMING BROCHURE

Tribal governments also have a unique opportunity to protect those individuals residing, working, or visiting in sovereign tribal lands. In a collaborative project with the National Native Network and the ANR Foundation, a new publication, Smokefree Tribal Gaming - Breathe Easy, can now assist Native Communities as they advance toward smokefree gambling. This resource is available for only $1.00 on our Merchandise page.

For more information about smokefree policy work in Native Communities, check out our Native Communites page.

Ventilation does not work:

A federal report from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) shows workers in Las Vegas casinos are exposed to dangerous levels of secondhand smoke at work.

Results from the report indicate dangerous levels of secondhand smoke exposure present at all casinos tested, regardless of ventilation systems. Toxins from secondhand smoke were absorbed into workers' bodies at growing levels during their shifts.

Authors reported the only way to protect the health of casino workers was a 100% smokefree workplace environment. The report also confirmed that ventilation systems cannot remove health risks.

Gaming industry workers typically suffer higher occupational exposure to secondhand smoke, putting them at greater risk for lung and heart disease and DNA damage. As has been proven time and time again, ventilation does not eliminate all the poisonous toxins and chemical components of secondhand smoke. The science is clear. Ventilation systems or air cleaning technologies may reduce odor, but they do not address the serious health risks caused by secondhand smoke exposure. Health studies of casino workers looking at actual bio-markers of exposure show that ventilation systems do little if anything to reduce worker exposure to secondhand smoke. Examples of bio-markers used to assess exposure to secondhand smoke include cotinine or tobacco-specific carcinogens like NNK. Secondhand tobacco smoke has a non-linear dose response, and there is no known safe level of exposure. Serious health impacts, especially to the cardiovascular system occur quickly at even at extremely low levels of exposure. The only way to eliminate the health hazards of secondhand smoke is with a 100% smokefree environment.

Casinos and Secondhand Smoke
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Advocates premiere documentary to promote smoke free casinos
NBC40 - August 30, 2012
Secondhand smoke suit dismissed
UPI - July 17, 2012
Sun a poor choice for health program
TheDay.com - June 4, 2012
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Toxic casinos
Reno News & Review, October 6, 2011
Five area casinos fail air quality test, health groups say
Kansas City Star - June 20, 2011
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Cancer survivor: ban casino smoke
Las Vegas Review-Journal, 2011-05-11
Investigation shows Atlantic City casino no-smoking ordinance has little effect
The Press of Atlantic City, 2011-04-23
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Fine particle air pollution and secondhand smoke exposures and risks inside 66 US casinos
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Science Direct, 2011-03-25
Secondhand smoke raises the stakes in America's casinos
Stanford University News, March 25, 2011
N.O. casino owner sued over secondhand smoke
Bismarck Tribune, March 10, 2011
Casinos need to clear air on secondhand smoke dangers
Las Vegas Review - Journal - Jan 9, 2011
NJ casino secondhand smoke suit settled for $4.5M
By WAYNE PARRY - Associated Press
Las Vegas Casinos Are a Last Bastion for Smokers
New York Times - Adam Nagourney - November 11, 2010
Vegas Casino Workers Still Subjected to Smoke
Human Resource Executive Online (blog) - Andrew McIlvaine - November 11, 2010
Electronic cigarettes for sale at Foxwoods
Battery-powered devices have raised safety questions
The Day (New London, CT), 2010-05-07
Stanford study finds secondhand smoke pervasive in California's Indian casinos
Stanford University News, February 17, 2010
Wynn seeks dismissal of second-hand smoke suit
Las Vegas Sun, 2009-12-13
Caesars Palace smoking lawsuit dropped, Wynn suit continues
Las Vegas Sun, 2009-12-09
Union backs Wynn in secondhand smoke dispute
Las Vegas Business Press - Valerie Miller - November 16, 2009
LAS VEGAS - (Business Wire) Joseph Carbon, Director of the TWU Gaming Division
Earthtimes (press release) - November 9, 2009
Reservation casino smoking policy comes at a cost
Great Falls Tribune - October 20, 2009
Investigating secondhand smoke at casinos
KVBC, July 29, 2009
Ex-dealer sues Caesars Palace over smoke exposure
Casino City Times - July 24, 2009
Smoking study capped Caesars dealer's long, lonely fight
Las Vegas Sun - May 12, 2009.
Smoking at the slots: Atlantic City casinos are gambling with employees' health
(Newark, NJ) Star-Ledger, 2009-02-17
LETTER: Secondhand Smoke At Casinos Not Minimal
The Day (New London, CT), 2009-02-16
LETTER: Smoking should be banned at casinos
The Day (New London, CT), 2009-02-21
Study: Casino air is 14 times smokier than outdoors
Indianapolis (IN) Star, 2009-01-14
Casino Smoke Harming Restaurant Patrons In Nevada
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Indiana group fights for LaPorte casinos to be included in smoke-free legislation, WNDU.com, July 29, 2008
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Casinos and Ventilation
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New technology was key behind development of CityCenter's Aria, president says
Las Vegas Sun, December 14, 2009.

Smoke-filled Air in Detroit Casinos Deemed Unhealthy
Hazardous Pollution Levels Found in all Venues
makeMIairsmokefree, July 13, 2009.

[The MGM Grand issued a press release in rebuttal.]

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Economic Impact
Smoke-free good for business at Win-River ($$)
Record-Searchlight - August 29, 2014
Gaming down at Berkeley County bars since smoking ban went into effect
Herald-Mail Media - August 30, 2014
Atlantic City's Revel Casino Considering Strategic Alternatives
Casino.Org News - November 14, 2013
Revenue drops for SD non-Indian casinos
Prairie Business - November 4, 2013
Report: Don't blame smoking ban for lottery slump
Watertown Public Opinion - September 30, 2013

Smoke-free Colorado casinos do just fine
Mesquite Local News - June 13, 2013

Atlantic City Recession Continues While Las Vegas Rebounds
4Flush.com - May 17, 2013
Ban on smoking would hurt casinos, gaming exec says ($$)
Vicksburg Post - May 10, 2013
OUR VIEW: Deadwood numbers prove smoking ban as right
Daily Republic - February 5, 2013
Senator finds state law about smoking hazy
Daily Republic - January 31, 2013
Quinn will veto gaming bill
The Capitol Fax Blog (blog) - January 14, 2013
Poll: Rethinking casino smoking ban
Joliet Herald News-January 11, 2013
Revel casino has best month; overall A.C. market grows
Philadelphia Inquirer - September 11, 2012
Antismoking laws could hamstring Mass. casinos
Boston Globe - June 30, 2012
Hollywood Casino's impact on Detroit, Windsor casinos
13abc Action News – May 31, 2012
Hollywood Casino in Toledo betting on luring Michigan visitors
The Detroit News - May 22, 2012
Toledo's flashy new casino could draw gamblers from Detroit
Detroit Free Press - May 22, 2012
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Did Smoking Ban Really Affect Deadwood Profits?
KELOLAND (SD) TV - February 23, 2012
Did Smoking Ban Really Affect Deadwood Profits?
KELOLAND (SD) TV - February 23, 2012
LETTER: Casino air keeps player at home
Evansville Courier & Press - Jan 29, 2012
Timilty: Smoking ban may stunt casino profits
Attleboro Sun Chronicle, September 23, 2011
Macy, J.T.; Hernandez, E.L., "The impact of a local smoke-free air law on wagering at an off-track betting facility in Indiana," Tobacco Control 20(5): 383-384, September 2011.
Des Plaines casino opens to jam-packed crowds
Gamblers asked to consider delaying their visit
Chicago Tribune, July 19, 2011
Bar, lottery sales down after May 1
Livingston Daily - Christopher Behnan - January 5, 2011
Smoking ban costs Moody County bars
Moody County Enterprise - Ryan Woodard - January 5, 2011
Video gambling revenues down for two previous years
Billings Gazette - January 5, 2011
Struggling economy, smoking ban, skill games take bite out of profits
Lancaster (OH) Eagle-Gazette, 2010-12-05
Illinois gambling revenue plummets
Northwest Herald - Doug Finke - November 12, 2010
Keno wagering down in Nebraska
Lincoln Journal Star - September 13, 2010
Gambling revenue falls with cig ban
Billings Gazette, January 20, 2010
AGA report shows solid casino revenues in 2008
InterGame - December 11, 2009
Herbst Gaming reverses loss, but revenue drops in quarter
Las Vegas Review - Journal - November 17, 2009
Gambling revenues are down one month after smoking ban
KTVQ (Billings, MT), 2009-11-05
Our Opinion: Casinos wrong to target smoking ban
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Casino Revenue and the Illinois Smoking Ban (PDF)
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (MO), 2009-08-15
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Casino revenue plummets; gaming lobbyists blame smoking ban
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Rhythm City's contingency plan for smoking ban approved
Quad-City (IA) Times, 2009-07-17.
Tri-State casino takes steepest dive
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail, 2009-07-06.
Smoking Ban May Not Be All That Ails Illinois Casinos
Casino City Times - May 20, 2009.
Report: Revenue and jobs decline at US casinos
Lexington Herald-Leader, May 18, 2009.
Smoking ban at slot parlors could cost millions
Providence Journal - May 13, 2009.
Mohegan Sun CEO asks legislators to kill casino smoking ban bill
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Gambling and the Law: Of Course It Is a Depression
EOG.com, April 10, 2009.
Herbst Gaming blames smoking ban for bankruptcy
KVBC - March 12, 2009.
Casino Smoking: It's About Money
The Day (New London, CT), 2009-02-22
Las Vegas Strip Gaming Revenue Drops 16%
EOG.com, January 9, 2009.
"Our opinion: Casinos not above state smoking ban," The State Journal-Register, October 2, 2008.
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"Casino patrons don't like smoking," San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune, July 1, 2008.
J.D. Power and Associates Reports: A Vast Majority of Southern California Indian Gaming Casino Customers Express Desire for a Smoke-Free Environment, July 1, 2008.
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Public Opinion / Attitudes
Missouri should go smoke-free, especially in casinos
STLtoday.com - October 20, 2014
Letter: Smoking exemption for casinos absurd
Dubuque Telegraph Herald - October 14, 2014
Gambling with your health at Sands casino
Allentown Morning Call - August 30, 2014
Make casinos smoke-free
Mesquite Local News - July 17, 2014
Calls for Smoking Ban at Casinos in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Online Casino Archives - June 23, 2014
End all smoking in casinos
Philly.com - June 16, 2014
Stop smoking in casinos
Washington Observer Reporter - May 3, 2014
Time has come to ban smoking in Pa., W.Va. casinos
Tribune-Review - April 27, 2014
Eliminate smoking in casinos
Washington Observer Reporter - April 12, 2014
Strong hand on the table
The Gazette - March 29, 2014
Ban smoking in Atlantic City's casinos and market resort as a breath ...
Press of Atlantic City - February 10, 2014
Inquirer Editorial: A risk casinos can do without
Philly.com - October 4, 2013
Casino would be windfall
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - October 2, 2013
Smoking ban for all is fairer, healthier
The Gazette - September 17, 2013
State's duty to remedy casino exemption
The Gazette - September 12, 2013
Your View: Casinos need to be smoke-free
SouthCoastToday.com - August 19, 2013
Our opinion: Make casinos smoke-free just like the rest of Iowa
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier - July 8, 2013
Inquirer Letters Extra: Revel policy's foul smell
Philly.com - June 10, 2013
Eagle editorial: Close casino smoking loophole
Wichita Eagle | Kansas.com - April 30, 2013
Revel yell: Bring back the smoke!
Boston.com (blog) - April 8, 2013
Letter: Smoking will not be key to success at Revel Casino
NJ.com - April 6, 2013
Munson: Casinos' refusal to go smoke-free puzzling
DesMoinesRegister.com - February 24, 2013
Favors smoke-free casinos
Fort Dodge Messenger - February 22, 2013
Poll: Why aren't more people visiting Revel in Atlantic City?
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com - February 20, 2013
Banning smoking on casino floors is a healthy idea
Mason City Globe Gazette - February 20, 2013
End smoking in Iowa's casinos
Fort Dodge Messenger - February 19, 2013
Let's make new C.R. casino smoke-free
The Gazette - February 19, 2013
Will more casinos embrace non-smokers?
The Seattle Times (blog) - January 29, 2013
Tell Revel Casino to stay smoke-free
phillyBurbs.com - January 14, 2013
It just makes sense
Mesquite Local News - October 23, 2012
Wackowski, O.A.; Lewis, M.J.; Hrywna, M., "Banning smoking in New Jersey casinos: a content analysis of the debate in print media," Substance Use & Misuse, 46: 882-888, 2011.
Survey: Smoke-free casinos preferred by most New Englanders
The Day (New London, CT), 2011-04-16
Smoking ban should remain for all casinos
Bloomington Pantagraph - November 23, 2010
Our Opinion: No smoking exemption for casinos
The State Journal-Register - Nov 20, 2010
Forum: Don't support smoking ban exemption for casinos
Peoria Journal Star - Nov 20, 2010
LETTER: Big mistake to allow smoking in state casinos
Sauk Valley (IL) Newspapers, 2010-11-18
OPINION: All casinos should be smoke-free
The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.com - August 26, 2009.
Limited smoking in casinos OK, 47 percent in New Jersey poll say
The Press of Atlantic City, 2009-01-28
Smoke-free casino tops tourist destination study
AP, 2008-12-28
State should protect people's health in the workplace
News Transcript, NJ, December 11, 2008
Casino patrons don't like smoking
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune, 2008-07-01
J.D. Power and Associates Reports: A Vast Majority of Southern California Indian Gaming Casino Customers Express Desire for a Smoke-Free Environment, July 1, 2008.
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Smokefree Gambling News
Branstad open to smoke-free casinos, changing gaming revenue distribution
Sioux City Journal - October 16, 2014
Belterra Park tells smoking patrons to light up
Cincinnati.com - October 17, 2014
Horseshoe Casino Cleveland unable to offer outdoor gambling ...
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com - October 16, 2014
Hollywood Casino welcoming smokers, Beanie Wells suing his surgeons
Biz Journals - October 16, 2014
Look inside: Horseshoe's gambling patio for smokers
Cincinnati.com - October 14, 2014
Horseshoe to smokers: Prepare to light up and bet
Cincinnati Enquirer - October 13, 2014
Cedar Rapids Still Hoping for a Casino
KGAN TV - October 8, 2014
Branstad pessimistic about banning smoking in casinos
DesMoinesRegister.com - September 30, 2014
Hollywood Gaming: What you need to know to go
WFMJ - September 16, 2014
Lights out for smokers in Vegas
Travel Weekly - September 9, 2014
W.Va. smoking ban a strong precedent, advocates say
Tribune-Review - August 31, 2014
Smoking in Las Vegas Casinos Not Going Away Any Time Soon
4Flush.com-by John Mehaffey - August 27, 2014
Mountaineer Race Track and Casino forced to go smoke free
WFMJ - August 26, 2014
Casino loses smoking battle in Hancock County
West Virginia Metro News Network - August 26, 2014
With the Horseshoe casino, Baltimore adds to the urban gambling ...
Washington Post - August 25, 2014
Will Nevada ever see smoke-free casinos?
Las Vegas Weekly (blog) - August 21, 2014
Unlike much of California, state's casinos not smoke-free
San Francisco Chronicle - August 20, 2014
Casinos Worry As More Navajo Communities Go Smoke-Free
NPR - August 18, 2014
Ohio to keep main casino gambling floors smoke-free
GamingTodaySlotsToday - August 18, 2014
Gambling with our health: The possibility of smokeless casinos
Northland's NewsCenter - July 30, 2014
Macau Bans Smoking In Casinos
KNPR - July 23, 2014
Mountaineer workers fear smoking ban will harm 'livelihood'
TribLive – July 22, 2014
Nevada Casinos Could Ban Smoking in Near Future
Casino.org - July 22, 2014
Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati plans outdoor expansion catering to smokers
WCPO - July 21, 2014
Proposal would snuff out smoking at Mountaineer Casino
Tribune-Review - July 14, 2014
Wildhorse shuffles spaces to bring in non-smoking bar ($$)
East Oregonian (subscription) - July 8, 2014
Fresh air gambling is now available
Albuquerque Journal - July 4, 2014
Star Casino closes off non-smoking area
Albuquerque Business First (blog) - July 1, 2014
Cedar Rapids mayor questions Iowa's new casino decision
DesMoinesRegister.com - June 12, 2014
Applicants line up early for Austintown racino jobs
WFMJ - June 9, 2014
MotorCity Casino Hotel Wins 2014 Slot Floor Technology Award
Busbyway - May 29, 2014
Cedar Rapids mayor, city still fighting for casino
kwwl.com - May 15, 2014
Corbett says he's in on Cedar Rapids casino for the long haul
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines - May 14, 2014
Redding Rancheria recognized for 100% smokefree policy at Win-River Resort and Casino
PRNewswire - May 13, 2014
Florida man hits jackpot at Palace Casino in Biloxi
SunHerald.com - May 6, 2014
Will One of Detroit's Casinos Fold?
Deadline Detroit - April 24, 2014
Smoke-free slots: Palace West is an alternative spot for those who ...
Albuquerque Journal (blog) - April 18, 2014
Letters Extra: Clear casino smoke
Philly.com (blog) - April 11, 2014
Drive for smoke-free casinos picks up steam
Tribune-Review - April 6, 2014
A healthy win-win
The Review - March 30, 2014
Win-River Resort & Casino Adopts 100% Smoke-Free Policy
Win-River - March 14, 2014
Win River Casino goes smoke-free
KRCRTV.COM - March 14, 2014
Gold Strike Casino debuts smoke-free gaming floor
Memphis Commercial Appeal - March 13, 2014
Rules could ban smoking at Mountaineer Casino
WFMJ- March 6, 2014
New questions surface over Evansville's smoking ban and casinos
14 News WFIE - February 19, 2014
Win-River Casino soon to be smoke-free
KRCR TV - February 7, 2014
Win-River Casino plans to go smoke-free next month ($$)
Redding Record Searchlight - February 6, 2014
Great Falls casino smoking rooms involved in another lawsuit
KAJ18 Kalispell Montana News - January 20, 2014
Nisqually Tribe Invests $45 Million to Expand Red Wind Casino in ...
Indian Country Today Media Network - November 22, 2013
Report: MGM's Potential Maryland Project Would Be Its First Smoke Free Casino
CardPlayer.com - November 11, 2013
Graton Resort & Casino: Rohnert Park facility opening
San Francisco Chronicle - October 30, 2013
Smoke-free casino in Prince George's County would be MGM ...
Washington Post - October 30, 2013
Jumer's is close, non-smoking casino
The Gazette - September 21, 2013
Casino smoking an issue with Foxwoods workers
MiamiHerald.com September 2, 2013
Dealers overwhelmingly ratify Foxwoods contract
Kennebec Journal - September 1, 2013
Kaws recognized for having first completely smoke free casino in OK
Native Times - August 19, 2013
Doubling Down on Gambling in Atlantic City
New York Times - July 6, 2013
Lawmakers approve bill allowing slots for veterans groups
The News Journal - July 1, 2013
Revel's do-over includes new name, attitude
Vineland Daily Journal - June 21, 2013
Revel changes its tune, welcomes smokers and gamblers
Associated Press - June 20, 2013
Revel-Casino Hotel To Refund Slot Losses
KYW Newsradio - June 20, 2013
Health Advocates Bemoan Decision to Allowing Smoking at Revel
NJ Spotlight - May 30, 2013
SouthWind Casino Kaw City Celebrates Grand Opening
Kaw Nation Website - 2013
Scioto Downs OK with use of e-cigarettes
Columbus Dispatch - April 30, 2013
Smoke-free casino in Oklahoma the exception in the area
Kansas.com / Wichita Eagle - April 28, 2013
Ohio casinos divided on use of electronic cigarettes
WKYC-TV - April 28, 2013
E-cigarette users out of luck in Ohio's casinos
Columbus Dispatch - April 27, 2013
Revel considers adding smoking section to casino floor
Press of Atlantic City - April 14, 2013

Revel casino policy may go up in smoke
NorthJersey.com (blog) - April 14, 2013

Smoking Loophole Helps Casino Business in North Sioux City
KCAU - April 9, 2013
Kansas Senate Rejects Smoking Ban For State Casinos
WIBW - April 3, 2013
Smoke-free gaming rooms at Cherokee Casino
Grandlakenews - April 1, 2013
Four Winds Casino Dowagiac to open on April 30
Mlive Kalamazoo - April 1, 2013
Top 5 gripes about casinos – and yes, losing is No. 1
USA TODAY - March 29, 2013
Revel will set up smoking area on casino floor as part of bankruptcy plan
Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.com - March 26, 2013
Maybe the Fish at Revel Atlantic City is Revel itself
New York Business Journal – March 22, 2013
Revel expected to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday
Philadelphia Inquirer - March 22, 2013
Settling a Bad Bet on the Boardwalk
Wall Street Journal – March 21, 2013
CEO of troubled Revel casino stepping down
New York Post - March 13, 2013
Iowa casino companies make case for customers to light up
kwwl.com - March 6, 2013
Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati draws 10K for grand opening
kypost.com - March 5, 2013
Smoke-free casino to open as Oklahoma Indian gaming revenue continues to rise
NewsOK.com - February 27, 2013
Scott County Board of Health endorses a casino smoking ban
Quad City Times - February 23, 2013
Poll: Why aren't more people visiting Revel in Atlantic City?
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com - February 20, 2013
Revel Casino in Atlantic City to seek bankruptcy protection; casino opened in April
New York Business Journal - February 19, 2013
Proposed Law Would Mean Hollywood Casino Can't Go Smoke-Free Unless Ameristar Does the Same
Maryland Heights (MO) Patch.com - February 14, 2013
Proposed Law Would Mean Ameristar Can't Go Smoke-Free Unless Hollywood Casino Does the Same
St. Charles (MO) Patch.com - February 14, 2013

State bill would protect smoking at St. Charles, Lemay and Maryland Heights casinos
STLtoday.com-February 13, 2013

Bill to ban smoking in Iowa casinos stalls
DesMoinesRegister.com-February 13, 2013
Effort to ban smoking in casino gaming areas stalls
Muscatine Journal-February 13, 2013
Hopes for casino smoking ban left smoldering
Sioux City Journal-February 13, 2013
Should smoking be banned in casinos?
KCCI Des Moines-February 12, 2013
Iowa lawmakers consider banning smoking in casinos
Sioux City Journal - February 12, 2013
Senecas push state for Rochester casino at revenue-sharing talks
Buffalo News - February 7, 2013
Beau Rivage goes smoke free in most rooms
AP - Associated Press - January 29, 2013
Iowa Governor Wants No More Smoking In Casinos: However, No Developments In Legislature That Could Institute The Change
CardPlayer.com - January 21, 2013
Revel may be rethinking no-smoking policy as Atlantic City's only smoke-free casino struggles financially
Press of Atlantic City – January 7, 2013
Colorado's Casinos Reach Five-Year Anniversary of Smoke-Free Air!
PR Newswire - December 28, 2012
Governor would ban smoking at casinos “tomorrow”
Radio Iowa - December 24, 2012
Casinos blow hot and cold on smoking policy
Philadelphia Inquirer - December 16, 2012
No Smoking In New Casino?
KWQC 6 - October 23, 2012
The Star's editorial | Let's have smoke-free casinos
Kansas City Star - August 13, 2012
Advocates Demand Smokefree Casinos for Workers
MarketWatch - August 15, 2012

New push is on to push smoking out of casinos
Kansas City Star- August 12, 2012

2 proposals filed for St. Charles County smoking ban
STLtoday.com (MO) - August 13, 2012
Casino Smoking Coming Under Scrutiny
fox4kc.com (KS/MO)- August 13, 2012
Casino-Funded Petition Seeks Vote on Compromise Smoking Ban
St. Charles (MO) Patch.com - August 12, 2012
Taunton casino a step closer after governor signs compact with tribe
The Patriot Ledger - July 31, 2012
17000 visit Hollywood Casino on Opening Night
13abc Action News - May 31, 2012
Hard Rock Officials Celebrate Milestone
Greater Tulsa Reporter Newspapers - May 21, 2012
Rally celebrates smoke-free Horseshoe Casino Cleveland
19 Action News - May 9, 2012
Gaming convention gives tribe new tools
Cape Cod Times, April 4, 2012
Smoke-free casinos inevitable everywhere, advocate says
Tribune Review, March 23, 2012
Start winning at Chicagoland's newest gaming destination
Chicago Tribune - March 21, 2012
Kansas Star Casino opens poker room
Wichita (KS) Eagle – February 29, 2012
Council passes smoking ban | POLL
Evansville (IN) Courier-Press, February 13, 2012
Smoke-free megaresort will open April 2 in Atlantic City
USA TODAY - February 9, 2012
Revel Reveals Smoke-Free Casino Opening
NBC 10 Philadelphia - February 9, 2012
Push grows to ban smoking indoors at Kansas casinos
Kansas City Star - February 2, 2012
Will Smokers Be Turned Down For Casino Jobs?
WLWT Cincinnati - January 26, 2012
Gambling Addicts Aren't Necessarily Smoking Addicts
San Diego Reader - January 25, 2012
Revel Casino could ban casino-floor smoking, pave the way for other casinos
Newsworks.org (NJ)- January 17, 2012
San Pasqual Tribe Sets New Gaming Lending Standard
MarketWatch (CA) - January 17, 2012
Smoking conflict snuffs SE Kansas gambling reforms
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal, 2011-12-29
Nelson wants casino smoking-ban lifted
Rapid City (SD) Journal, 2011-12-27
GOLDEN NUGGET OPENS BRAND NEW POKER ROOM
NBC40 (New Jersey) - December 19, 2011
Toledo casino: Smokers need not apply
Columbus Dispatch, November 10, 2011
Wheeling Island Casino opposes expansion of smoking ban, warns of ...
The Republic (WV) - 33 November 9, 2011
Casinos don't need smoking
Chicago Tribune - August 1, 2011
Navajo casinos exempt under smoking ban
by Felicia Fonseca - Associated Press, azcentral.com, July 21, 2011
KCM Group Completes Phase One of Sycuan Casino Renovation
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release) - July 5, 2011
Biloxi's Palace Casino going smoke-free June 14 -- that's right, a smoke-free casino
Press-Register, May 31, 2011
Blackfeet to end smoking in Glacier Peaks Casino
Great Falls (MT) Tribune, 2011-05-10
Navajo president's smoking ban not enforceable
Forbes - Felicia Fonseca - April 29, 2011
EDITORIAL: Casino smoking regulations / Follow the rules
The Press of Atlantic City, 2011-04-27
Investigation shows Atlantic City casino no-smoking ordinance has little effect
The Press of Atlantic City, 2011-04-23
Activists wield Disabilities Act in fight for smoke-free casinos
Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston - April 18, 2011
REPORT: Most of Atlantic City's casinos ignore smoking regulations
The Press of Atlantic City, 2011-04-16
Hilton's Fan Cave: Out with the smoke, in with the betting
Las Vegas Review-Journal - March 18, 2011
PokerNews Interview: Catching Up with 1983 World Series of Poker Main Event ...
PokerNews.com - Chad Holloway - March 15, 2011
Anti-tobacco groups pushing to expand smoking ban
Associated Press (AP), 2011-02-23
State's gaming industry nixes legislative action against smoking ban
Rapid City Journal - February 1, 2011
Casinos, bars seek smoking ban exemption
Gary (IN) Post-Tribune, 2011-01-13
Casino lounges get smoking ban exemptions
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - January 5, 2011
Councilwoman seeks smoking ban exemption for Harrah's lounges
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch, 2010-12-04
Bill would allow smoking rooms in casinos
LaSalle News Tribune - Matthew Baker - November 30, 2010
Lawmakers Pitch New Casino Smoking Change
WCCU FOX 55/27 (Champaign, IL), 2010-11-29
Smoking ban should remain for all casinos
Bloomington Pantagraph - November 23, 2010
Our Opinion: No smoking exemption for casinos
The State Journal-Register - Nov 20, 2010
Forum: Don't support smoking ban exemption for casinos
Peoria Journal Star - Nov 20, 2010
Illinois pondering returning smoking to casinos
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - November 17, 2010
Harrah's bets on non-smokers
BizTalk, St. Louis Business Journal 11/08/2010
Casino dealer's s3uit over smoking dangers at Wynn moves forward
Las Vegas Sun, 2010-10-14
Casino Fails In Effort To Dismiss Secondhand Smoke Class Action ($$)
Lexis Nexis, 2010-10-08
Arizona Charlie's clears the air, provides smoke-free room
Las Vegas Sun - Richard N. Velotta - October 8, 2010
Senate passes casino bill with boost for Mashpee tribe
Martha's Vineyard Times - Kyle Cheney - July 2, 2010
Senator introduces legislation to expand smoking ban in Michigan
Journal Newspapers - Scott Spielman - July 1, 2010
Six senators want Mass. to fold on gambling proposal
Fitchburg (MA) Sentinel & Enterprise, 2010-06-24
Casino proposals floated
MassLive.com - Dan Ring - June 23, 2010
Mount Airy Casino Resort Presents Totally Smoke-Free Room & Full ...
PR Newswire (press release) – June 7, 2010
Committee rejects smoking ban bill
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate, 2010-05-26
Rules for Ohio casinos take shape: No smoking, no complimentary drinks, no alcohol after 2:30 a.m.
Cleveland (OH) Plain Dealer, 2010-05-19
La. bill to make bars, casinos smoke-free advances
BusinessWeek - Sonia Smith - May 13, 2010
Casino smoking ban rejected by House committee
New Orleans (LA) Times Picayune, 2010-05-06
Is smoking ban in casinos inevitable?
Reno (NV) Gazette-Journal, 2010-04-11
Foxwoods table-games dealers, Mashantuckets give tentative nod to historic ...
TheDay.com - Brian Hallenbeck - January 27, 2010
Smoking Ban Exemption For Casinos In Kansas Has Others Crying Foul
Casino Gambling Web, 2010-01-18
Editorial: Why are casinos exempt from smoking ban?
Heritage Newspapers, 2010-01-19
Atlantic City will not consider full smoking ban in casinos for at least two ...
Press of Atlantic City - December 9, 2009
Sheraton Puerto Rico Convention Center Hotel Casino Celebrates
Hotel Interactive, Inc. - November 17, 2009
Hazy: Montana’s Smoking Ban Doesn’t Apply to Tribal Venues
Flathead Beacon (Kalispell, MT), 2009-11-01
Atlantic City to debate casino smoking ban again
Press of Atlantic City - Donald Wittkowski, Emily Previti - October 19, 2009
AC Councilman Wants To Play Copy Cat With Casino Smoking Ban
Casino Gambling Web - October 19, 2009
Lung association pulls out of effort to ban smoking in tribal casinos
OregonLive.com - Harry Esteve - September 30, 2009
AC set to renew battle over casino smoking ban
AP, 2009-09-29
Ban smoking in tribal casinos
Hillsboro Argus, September 28, 2009.
Making the call for the Poker Hall of Fame
Casino City Times - Gary Trask - September 14, 2009
Sheraton Puerto Rico Convention Center Hotel & Casino to Open
Reuters, September 15, 2009
Casinos spend freely to keep cigarettes lit
Gary Post Tribune - Gary,IN,USA, September 14, 2009

Group pushing for smoking ban in new Kansas casinos, arguing ADA problem looms for state
AP, 2009-09-13

Study suggests Indiana casinos smoking status swayed by lobbyists
WNDU-TV - South Bend,IN,USA, August 24, 2009.
Casino Nearly Doubles Designated Area For Smoking Gamblers
WFMZ-TV Channel 69 (Allentown, PA), 2009-08-24.
Four Winds Casino Resort Unveils New Smoke-Free Slot Room
Earthtimes (press release), August 10, 2009.
Tri-State asks Nitro to help overcome smoking ban
Charleston (WV) Gazette, 2009-07-13.
Black Oak Casino Opens New Multi-Purpose Facility
MyMotherLode.com, July 1, 2009
Online Casinos Offer Gamblers In US A Smoke-Free Environment
New Online Casinos, June 30, 2009.
Dodge City commission amends smoking ordinance to allow gamblers to light up in casino
fox4kc.com - June 17, 2009.
Smoking ban bill clears full Louisiana Senate
2TheAdvocate, May 29, 2009.
Casino smoking ban snuffed out
The Day (New London, CT), 2009-05-12.
It appears smoking in Conn. casinos will continue
NECN - May 11, 2009.
Rell Signs Agreement For Limited Smoking Ban At Foxwoods
LIMITED BAN AT FOXWOODS
Hartford (CT) Courant, 2009-05-08.
On Politics - State Weighs Ban on Casino Smoking
New York Times, 2009-04-26.
Despite Threats, Casino Smoking Ban Advances
Hartford (CT) Courant, 2009-04-21.
12 months later, smoking ban no longer hot topic in Atlantic City
The Press of Atlantic City, 2009-04-20.
Mohegans threaten suit over smoking
The Day (New London, CT), 2009-03-26.
Casino smoking ban bill advances
Norwich Bulletin - March 23, 2009.
Michigan May Clear The Air Of Cigarette Smoke At Casinos
Casino Gambling Web - March 19, 2009.
Racetrack Asks Health Board to be Exempt from Smoking Ban
WOWK - March 20, 2009.
State considering total smoking ban for AC casinos
Newsday - March 9, 2009.
State panel to discuss extending smoking ban to casinos floors in AC
Press of Atlantic City, March 6, 2009.
Casino smoking bill seen lacking
The Day (New London, CT), 2009-02-28
Total ban on casino smoking has life in legislature
Press of Atlantic City, February 26, 2009.
Bill would ban Twin River smoking
Pawtucket (RI) Times, 2009-02-16

Smoking ban amended to allow tougher stand
Indianapolis Star, February 16 2009

Smoking Ban or Bust
MSNBC, February 10, 2009
Initial North Star casino expansion opens
Green Bay Press Gazette, WI, January 20, 2009
Pressure builds for smoke-free casinos
Kansas City Star, January 14, 2009
Group calls for smoking ban at all racetracks
Thoroughbred Times, January 14, 2009
Smoking now allowed on half of Meadows' casino floor
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, PA - January 15, 2009.
North County, Calif., casino expansion bets on nonsmoking trend
Trading Markets (press release), CA - January 13, 2009
Attorney general happy with Mohegan Sun's plan to limit smoking
TheDay, January 9, 2009.
Mohegan Sun smoking issue on the agenda for state, tribe
TheDay, CT, January 8, 2009.
Gamble and puff: Philadelphia Park Casino to enlarge smoking area
Philadelphia Business Journal, December 15, 2008
Gambling With Lives
New York Times, November 18, 2008
After 1-month break, smoking is back in AC casinos
Associated Press, November 15, 2008
Fernley Smoke Free Casino Opens
Lahontan Valley News, NV, November 11, 2008
Atlantic City Suspends Casino Smoking Ban
New York Times, October 28, 2008
Fernley Nugget to open soon
Lahontan Valley News, October 22, 2008
Poker pro urges casino smoking ban
Las Vegas Sun, October 21, 2008
Atlantic City Council supports giving casinos another year to stop smoking
Press of Atlantic City, October 9, 2008
French Lick casino adds smoke-free gambling area
Henderson Gleaner, KY, August 29, 2008
Borgata to take the smokes outside in Atlantic City
The Press of Atlantic City, 2008-05-01
Atlantic City Council votes unanimously to ban smoking in casinos
The Press of Atlantic City, 2008-04-24
Senate rejects smoking exemption for casinos
Chicago Daily Herald, April 17, 2008
A.C. council unanimously calls for total smoking ban in casinos
Philadelphia Inquirer, April 10, 2008
Governor plans ban on smoking in casinos
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican, October 13, 2007
5 Atlantic City Casinos Going Smoke-Free
Associated Press, September 12, 2007
Atlantic City council fuming over Trump's criticism of smoking ban
Press of Atlantic City, August 21, 2007
Harrah's Prepares For Illinois Smoking Ban
WPSD 6, July 24, 2007
Casino fight goes up in smoke: gaming industry eases opposition as state after state passes smoking bans
Las Vegas Sun, May 6, 2007
Smokers take last drags as casinos crack down
USA Today, March 14, 2007
Casinos see the green in going green
Las Vegas Sun, March 14, 2007
Resort owned by Harrah's first to go smokeless at Lake Tahoe
Las Vegas Sun, NV - Feb 23, 2007
Atlantic County freeholders endorse no-smoke casinos
Press of Atlantic City, NJ, February 14, 2007
A.C. Councilmen Pushing For Casino Smoking Ban
CBS3, November 2, 2006
Video story on casino employee rally against secondhand smoke
NCB40.net, October 27, 2006
Non-smoking casino gains PlanCom OK
Reno Gazette-Journal, September 19, 2006.
Council backs proposed casino smoking ban
The Beachcomber News, September 8, 2006
Las Vegas Casino Smoke Damaging To Employees
PokerMag.com, May 18, 2006
Letter from Casino Worker with Secondhand Lung Cancer
NewsBlaze, March 7, 2006
Smoking ban amended: plea from workers moves Senate panel to include casinos
Rocky Mountain News, February 23, 2006
GMB calls for smoking ban in UK casinos
UNI Gaming Global Union
"Smokeless bingo: They said it would fail. They were wrong," Cincinnati Post, September 21, 2005.
"Hearing set for casino smoking suit," Utica Observer-Dispatch, July 12, 2005.
Keating, C., "Smoking-Ban Exemption Is Rejected," Hartford (CT) Courant, June 24, 2005.
Hubbell, J.M., "Governor reaches casino deals with 2 tribes," San Francisco Chronicle, June 17, 2005.
Johnson, M., "Indian negotiations could make casinos smoke-free," Associated Press, April 18, 2005.
Tsuboi, K., "Smoke Free Casinos?" KOLO, March 24, 2005.
"Smoking ban didn't hurt Saskatchewan Casino Attendance," Casino City Times, March 17, 2005.
Curran, J., "Gamblers fired up over proposal to ban smoking on casino floors," Associated Press New Jersey, March 16, 2005.
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Milgrim, J., "Cancer society, groups want smoking banned at five Catskills casinos," Daily Star, February 18, 2005.
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"NZ's Smoke Ban Cloud Won't Permanently Harm Businesses"
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