Casino smoking
ban brewing

Jan 15, 2007 4:18 AM

Rep. Anne McGihon and Sen. Ken Gordon will introduce a bill that would add casinos to the long list of workplaces where smoking has been prohibited since July. The Colorado legislature last year approved a smoking ban for bars, restaurants, offices and most workplaces, but it exempted casinos

"There’s no principle upon which you can give them an exemption," said Gordon, who last year voted against excluding casinos from the ban. "They don’t deserve one."

An advocacy group for casino employees and non-smoking patrons has been lobbying against the exemption.

"The health of the casino employees is our first and foremost concern," said Stephanie Steinberg, chairwoman of Smoke-Free Gaming of Colorado.