WPR News
11:00 pm
Tue November 9, 2004

More Smoke Free Restaurants Appear

Laramie, Wy – A statewide survey shows that nearly 70 percent of all restaurants in the state are smoke free compared to 46 percent in 2000. Park, Big Horn and Teton counties all exceed 80 percent while Weston county reports only 32 percent of its restaurants are smoke free. The Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center released the information. Assistant Research Scientist Marc Homer says that 91 percent of smoke Free restaurants are located in Teton County.
Homer says fewer smoke free restaurants are located on the eastern border of the state, but he notes that even in those areas, the numbers of restaurants that do not allow smoking are increasing. Homer notes that roughly 92 percent of all fast food restaurants in the state are smoke free.