DENVER - Colorado casinos implemented the 2006 Colorado Clean
Indoor Air Act as the new year rang in and removed their exemption from the Act.
"This is another step in creating a healthier environment for Coloradoans," said R.J. Ours of the American Cancer Society. "Since the law went into effect, we've seen vast improvements in air quality for hospitality venues, eliminating exposure to dangerous secondhand smoke."
The Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act prohibits smoking in most public places including bars and restaurants which saw air quality improve by 90 percent in the first year of the law.
Colorado was the thirteenth state to restrict indoor smoking in public places. A total of twenty one other states have enacted similar laws to ban second-hand smoke.
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