Voters Adopt Smoking Bans, Split on Casinos

While the struggle over control of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives got all the attention last Tuesday, voters in several states weighed in on issues that have an impact on the meetings and convention industry.

Anti-smoking campaigns in Nevada, Ohio, and Arizona made headway in the elections. In Nevada, voters approved a modified smoking ban that makes exceptions for gaming areas of casinos as well as stand-alone bars. Smoking will now be banned in all restaurants, as well

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