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December 20, 2014

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Letter to the Editor:

Get ready for a smoke-free Las Vegas

Smoke-free casinos in Las Vegas? Absolutely, yes!

Not only will there be a smoke-free casino, the entire strip will be smoke-free.

It would be economic suicide not to change to smoke-free. Only 18 percent of people smoke. That number is shrinking.

Gaming as a percentage of our economy is shrinking.

The areas of food, beverage, entertainment and lodging are growing. All those areas are predominately smoke-free. People are becoming used to smoke-free environments and are not putting up with secondhand smoke.

Continuing to focus on a shrinking demographic and a shrinking profit center would be economically insane.

That’s not even mentioning the fact that it would save countless workers from getting sick. But no one seems to care about that.

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