Survey: Casper residents support smoking ban

Apr 16, 2013

A survey of registered voters in Casper has found that the majority do not want the city council to overturn the city’s smoking ban. 

When the Casper City Council began to discuss overturning the law, the American Cancer Society Action Network and the American Heart Association hired a firm to survey Casper residents about the efforts. More than 600 Casper voters supported the smoking ban.

Jason Mincer of the Cancer society says the law is popular, with 62-percent of public support.

“The people of Casper do find it more enjoyable to go out now… So the bottom line there is that people are enjoying this ordinance being in effect.”

Mincer adds that 56-percent of Casper voters do not favor the City Council spending city resources to hold a special election on the smoke free law.