Yesterday the Kansas Senate passed a sweeping state-wide smoking bill that prohibits smoking in nearly all indoor places in Kansas.
Except for casino gaming floors.
Why? The state hopes someday to generate a lot of revenue from gambling. Does the state realize that customers of some establishments may like to smoke while they’re there, and that banning smoking might be bad for business?
It’s outrageous that the state so desperately wants to earn as much as possible from gambling that it will tolerate smoking in casinos. It gives an unfair advantage to these casinos as compared to other places of business.