Oneida Nation tests smoke-free policy at two gaming facilities
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin is testing a smoke-free policy at two of its gaming facilities.
The facilities went smoke free on June 1. The tribe wants to see whether the policy has an effect on revenues.
"Gaming revenue is the tribe's lifeblood," Vice chairwoman Kathy Hughes told The Green Bay Press-Gazette "We're already seeing an impact from the economy, so we don't want to do anything else that is going to cause a greater negative effect on that."
A new Wisconsin law bans smoking in any indoor establishment or workplace. The law does not apply on reservations.
EDITORIAL FOOTNOTE: Article taken from www.indianz.com