Switching to freedom from tobacco smoke could be an alternative for the casino industry to avoid a second lockout - wrote in Thursday letter to the Nevada government. Steve Sisolak outlined on Thursday ahead of his decision how the state will go further with the rise in the new newspaper. coronavirus cases.
No smoking policy in indoor casinos
For the second time in a week, Nevada recorded over 2000 new cases in one day and sparked fears of a second blockage by trying to flatten the curve again. One non-profit organization, Americans for Nonmokers' Rights (ANR), proposed an alternative solution by proposing all casinos to adopt a non-smoking policy.
In a letter to the governor on Thursday, the ANR urged him to order casinos to ban indoor smoking as it would be a much better alternative for them than closing them down again. The organization argued that adopting an indoor anti-smoking policy could be the best solution to keep people safe without shutting down the economy.
The proposal correlates the ability to hold the mask for 100% time inside, which interferes with smoking, and suggests going out for a cigarette, which could be a solution to the situation. The ANR is suggesting the governor to ban smoking indoors for a second time after casinos began reopening in July.
The smoke helps the virus spread
Cynthia Hallet , president and CEO of ANR, argued that in addition to the dangerous element associated with secondhand smoke in general, the virus creates an extra layer because it is in the air and spreads through respiratory droplets.
Removing the mask to put a cigarette in the mouth is exposure to droplets that can very well contain the virus, while exposure to smoke causes people to cough more and thus increase the risk of passing the infection on to others due to the droplet's ability to combine with the molecule smoke to travel on.
The first resort on the Las Vegas Strip to become smoke-free was MGM Parkwhen re-opening in September, while the newly opened Circa Resort and Casino offers both options. Officials at the new gaming facility say the new technology is pulling in 100% air from the outside of the building, offering air circulation never seen before in any other property.
The opinions of casino guests are divided, as some would prefer to have smoke-free air in the rooms, while others value casinos as the last place to allow smoking.