News: Smoke-free Environments

Smoking banned at Westgate SuperBook

KLAS Channel 8 Las Vegas By Vanessa Murphy and Chris Benka One Las Vegas sports book is now smoke free. If you spent time in the Westgate Las Vegas Race and Sports Superbook a month ago, […]

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posted on 03/30/2016

U.S. bans the use of electronic cigarettes on commercial flights

Reuters The U.S. Transportation Department announced on Wednesday it has banned the use of electronic cigarettes on commercial flights. The rule applies to all scheduled flights by U.S. and foreign carriers involving transportation in, to and […]

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posted on 03/02/2016

Clean indoor air debate continues in Mesquite

The Spectrum (Desert Valley Times)  By Lucas M Thomas If you’ve ever walked into a casino in the state of Nevada, the ambiance is unmistakable. Trying to find fresh air is often an exercise in futility. Former casino […]

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posted on 02/26/2016

Outside gaming expo, table-game dealers push for smoke-free casinos

Las Vegas Sun By Jackie Valley Las Vegas dealers who picketed Tuesday morning outside the Global Gaming Expo say they can handle the occasional drunken customer or angry gambler losing bets. But there’s another nuisance permeating […]

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posted on 09/30/2015

Haze of Hypocrisy Hangs in Smoky Casino Air

Las Vegas Review-Journal By John L. Smith You’re not allowed to smoke within 25 feet of the entrance to the Sands Expo and Convention Center, according to the sign. On Tuesday morning, smokers blurred the 25-foot […]

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posted on 09/29/2015

SNHD Health Advisory: A Summary of the Public Health Risks of Electronic Cigarettes

Background Combustible cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths each year. Cigarettes are the most commonly produced tobacco product in the world, […]

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posted on 02/18/2015

Secondhand Smoke Exposure Drops, CDC Reports

The New York Times By Sabrina Tavernise Americans’ exposure to secondhand smoke has declined by half since 2000, federal health authorities reported Tuesday, as states and municipalities banned smoking in bars, restaurants and offices, and fewer […]

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posted on 02/03/2015

Could Navy submarine smoking ban lead military to quit?

Reuters Health By Ronnie Cohen A US Navy ban on smoking aboard submarines may offer lessons for enacting similar prohibitions in other parts of the military as well as in civilian life, a new paper suggests. […]

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posted on 09/08/2014

Will Nevada Ever See Smoke-free Casinos?

Las Vegas Weekly By Steve Friess She smiles at me broadly, a queen of hearts hurtling my way, photos of happy gamblers drinking and winning as they always do in these things. But this wasn’t just any […]

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posted on 08/20/2014

Harm of Smokefree Strip Overstated

Las Vegas Review Journal To the editor: Howard Stutz’s article about smoking at Strip casinos cited Deutsche Bank gaming analyst Andrew Zarnett, who made a few assumptions that just don’t stand up to further scrutiny (“Ashes […]

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posted on 08/04/2014