Casper's smoking ordinance issue is no longer simply about smoking. What's at stake is the public's ability to decide an issue that affects an entire community.
With so many different attitudes about smoking in Wyoming communities, the state should leave proposed smoking bans in the hands of local voters.
Here in the USA, we worry about boomers placing massive demands on Social Security and Medicare. Ten thousand Boomers per day will retire, for the next 19 years. Starting NOW!! That is 3.6 million retirees per year, times 19. Those soldiers were very happy to come home in the 1950s. However, many of them are obese. Obesity may do here what smoking will do in China; thin out the retirees.