National Council of Legislators From Gaming States Adopts Resolution Supporting 100% Smokefree Gaming Venues
The resolution was adopted at the NCLGS 2009 Winter Meeting, held last weekend in
The NCLGS resolution encourages lawmakers to include casinos and other gaming venues in smokefree workplace laws. In addition, it recommends that smokefree air be included in state-tribal gaming compact agreements. This news comes as several states and tribes around the U.S. will be considering smokefree laws that include gaming facilities. A number of states, such as
Secondhand smoke is a proven cause of heart disease, cancer and respiratory illnesses, according to the 2006 US Surgeon General's Report, and approximately 50,000 die every year in
Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights (www.no-smoke.org) is a national, member-based, not-for-profit organization based in
NCLGS Press Release - Smokefree Gaming Resolution:
NCLGS Resolution (Text):
ANR Map and List of Smokefree Gaming Laws:
ANR Factsheet "Secondhand Smoke and Gaming Facilities":
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