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Lac du Flambeau Band isn't ready to go smoke-free at casino


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The Lac du Flambeau Band of Wisconsin could benefit from going smoke-free at its casino, according to a study, but a researcher said the tribe isn't ready for that step yet.

The tribe partnered with the Great Lakes Inter–Tribal Council to survey about 1,000 players club members at the Lake of the Torches Resort Casino. Overall, more than 75 percent of patrons said they don't smoke and more than two-thirds said smoking bothers them.

Epidemiologist Isaiah Brokenleg of the GLITC said a smoking ban would have to be approved by tribal members. But since 40 percent are regular tobacco users, that might be hard to achieve right now.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine next month.

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