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Blackfeet Nation Bans Smoking at Casino

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In a 5-4 tribal council vote, the Blackfeet Nation banned smoking at the Glacier Peaks Casino in Browning, Montana, stated the The Great Falls Tribune.

The Blackfeet Tobacco Free Act of 2005 bans smoking in enclosed public places. Casinos were exempted until September 2007, reported the Billings Gazette. However, the ban was not enforced at Glacier Peaks, and now tribal leaders have decided to crack down.

"The council believes we're putting our people's health above all," Chairman Willie A. Sharp Jr. told The Great Falls Tribune. "The opportunity will still be there to go and gamble, just minus the smoke."