Smokefree Natrona County http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Casper smoking ban repealed http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/casper-smoking-ban-repealed <p>The Casper City Council repealed the smoking ban for bars and private clubs yesterday, despite opposition from the mayor and some council members.</p><p></p><p>The Casper Star Tribune reports that the amended ordinance will likely take effect by the end of next week.</p><p>Several bar and club owners had objected to the ban, saying they were losing business to establishments in neighboring communities which don’t have smoking bans.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:46:17 +0000 Willow Belden 42515 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Casper smoking ban repealed Casper City Council considers repealing or changing smoking ban http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/casper-city-council-considers-repealing-or-changing-smoking-ban <p>Next month the Casper City Council will vote to remove or change the city’s smoking ban.&nbsp; At the very least, councilors are considering exempting bars, health care facilities, and private clubs from the ban.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The smoking ban was implanted last summer.&nbsp;</p><p>Anna Edwards of the group Smokefree Natrona County says her group will fight to keep the ban in place.&nbsp; She says they are trying to protect the health of a lot of people, including employees.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 21:15:05 +0000 Bob Beck 37941 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Casper City Council considers repealing or changing smoking ban Casper City Council will consider repealing smoking ban http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/casper-city-council-will-consider-repealing-smoking-ban <p></p><p>The majority of Casper’s City Council has said it favors tweaking or repealing the city’s five-month old smoking ban despite a failed referendum aimed at overturning it, following claims from some businesses that they’ve lost revenue. Only two council members are in favor of keeping the ban as is, including the mayor. Four council members who previously supported the ban are no longer in office.</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:39:46 +0000 Sara Hossaini 36652 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Casper City Council will consider repealing smoking ban