New Orleans Sticks to Smoking Ban inside Bars, Gambling Halls

by Shirley Johanna on April 12, 2015 at 9:51 PM
New Orleans Sticks to Smoking Ban inside Bars, Gambling Halls

New Orleans indoor smoking ban takes effect in less than two weeks. The City Council has declined a request from Harrah's Casino to delay the implementation of smoking ban in bars and gambling halls from April 22.

The ban prohibits smoking cigarettes and electronic cigarettes inside casinos and bars, with the exception of already existing cigar and hookah bars.


The casino wanted to delay the smoking ban to have more time preparing the building and customers for the change.

Lawyers for Harrah's Casino have predicted a 20 percent decline in revenues from smoking ban. Jade Russell, Harrah's attorney on April 9 said, "What we're asking you all today, respectfully, is an opportunity to understand really how this impacts one of the largest businesses in the city of New Orleans, both fiscally as well as physically."

The work environment of casino is unsafe for its employees because of secondhand smoke, said Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell, who sponsored the smoke-free ordinance.

"This city will continue to be supportive of Harrah's casino in every way possible, but it has to be as it relates to a safe work environment for all people who deserve it," said Cantrell.

The city council clarified on the smoking ban that only cigars can be smoked in cigar bars and only hookah pipes can be smoked in hookah bars.

Source: Medindia
Font : A-A+



Recommended Readings

Latest General Health News

Gaza's Health System Faces Imminent Collapse
The head of WHO stressed the importance of a ceasefire to protect and improve the health conditions of Gaza's residents.
Japan Approves Bill for Medicinal Cannabis Use
The Japanese parliament approved a bill allowing medical cannabis products and prohibiting their use for non-medicinal purposes.
Americans Struggle to Keep Up Healthy Habits in Holiday Season
Most Americans confess that due to constant flurry of activity during the holiday season, it is difficult to eat nutritiously, exercise, and get enough sleep.
Depression, Constipation & Urinary Tract Infection: Early Signs of Multiple Sclerosis
People who suffer from depression, constipation, and urinary tract infections are more likely to get multiple sclerosis(MS) five years before MS diagnosis.
Antibiotic Misuse Can Cause Kidney Stones & Infection
Seeking internet help for an incomplete antibiotic course resulted in kidney stone formation and urinary tract infection in a young woman.
View All
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close

New Orleans Sticks to Smoking Ban inside Bars, Gambling Halls Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests