Four sovereign tribal casinos have chosen to reopen with 100% smoke-free indoor policies

From Americans for Non Smokers Rights and Breathe Easy with $mokefree Casinos.

These are the first smoke-free casinos in Michigan:

Island Resort & Casino

Leelanau Sands Casino & Lodge

Odawa Casino

Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel

As sovereign tribal casino properties (not subject to state law), the leadership of each of these casinos are adopting a smoke-free indoor air policy for the safety and wellbeing of staff and customers.  Michigan’s non-tribal casinos are still not smoke-free.

Additional Info:

Numerous casinos around the country have recently announced they are reopening 100% smoke-free indoors, led by sovereign tribes.  This is a great way to maximize the investment in deep cleaning and to communicate that health and safety are priorities.

A lot has changed on the smoking issue for casinos.  According to the CDC, 92% of millennials and young U.S. adults are nonsmokers, including most casino staff and customers.

Secondhand smoke is a top preventable cause of heart disease and other underlying chronic health conditions that are thought to result in more severe COVID-19 symptoms.

Casino ventilation systems do not address the health hazards of secondhand smoke.  100% smoke-free air helps casinos avoid mixed messages.  Ensuring a safe and healthy environment for work and entertainment will be part of the “new normal.”  Providing a smoke-free environment send a positive message that the casino cares about the health and wellbeing of guests and employees.

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