Colorado casinos may be smoke-free for New Year's
State legislators in
Colorado have agreed on Friday on the date of new casino smoking
ban in the state.
A compromise was reached for the ban to take
effect on January 1st 2008 - the House pledged for July 2007 and
an amendment to a House Bill 1269 gave a time limit till July
2008. Both chambers of the State Congress must agree on this
date, but there seems to be enough support for this to happen
without any problems.
An indoor smoke ban is
already passed to take effect in July of this year, but casinos
and cigar bars were exempt. A bill is already on its way to the
state's senate to lift the exception for the cigar bars. The
smoke ban already which already passed also forbids smoking in
bars and restaurants - something smokers should consider before
planning an Aspen vacation.
Experts agree that the
casinos in Black Hawk, Cripple Creek and Central City will be
smoke-free next year. American Cancer Society in Colorado have
also stated that they are looking for a complete smoke ban in
Colorado in the near future.