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Smoke-Free Mesquite
Posting Date: 07/05/2012

I came out of the Casino today smelling like cigarette smoke and I don't smoke. I then went to a "SMOKE FREE MESQUITE" meeting and learned that even 30 minutes in a casino/bar can harm your heart, lungs and blood vessels. We were

shown two pig's lungs. One lung was black from second-hand smoke for five years and the other lung was smoke free, healthy and pink. It was stated that most likely all casino employee's lungs are black. We must make Mesquite smoke free. My husband and I made a vow to no longer frequent the casinos until they are smoke free!

Ava Scudder

Mesquite, NV

 

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  • Posted Date: 07/05/2012
    I'm so sorry you've succumbed to the brainwashing. I don't give credence to zealots, and there are few as rabid as the anti-smoking crowd. I don't believe the pig lung story, and i certainly don't buy into the idiotic notion that casino employee lungs are black. A pretty big leap, even for the anti-smoking whackos. And before the scalping starts -- I have never smoked! I just don't believe I should be forcing my non-smoking lifestyle on other people with lies about second-hand smoke.
    By: Devon
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  • Posted Date: 07/05/2012
    When Reid-Gardmer stops spewing its carcinogens into everyones air I'll think about stepping outside to enjoty a cig.
    By: R.J.
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  • Posted Date: 07/05/2012
    I haven't smoked in nearly 10 years, but...to each his own. I will be glad to have 2 less people clogging up the casino floor. Stay at home and watch us in the newspapers winning the money that you could've had. Don't let the casino doors hit ya where the good Lord split ya!
    By: Scott
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  • Posted Date: 07/10/2012
    Those black lungs are not a joke. A doctor told me 30 years ago that a smoker's lungs turned black. If you think that the secondhand smoke in the casino doesn't have that effect, too, you are living in fantasy land. Did you know casino workers have to sign a release that they won't sue if they develop a disease caused by smoking? Why do you think that is? The black lung may be overly dramatic, but dramatics seems to be the only way to get the attention of you lunkheads.
    By: karen
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  • Posted Date: 07/17/2012
    Scott, where are you going that you are winning enough to get into the newspapers? Oh wait, you must be winning all the funds I leave in the machine!! I still think the Lees could make the slot parlor outside of Gregory's non-smoking as no one plays there!! WOuld be a great experiment for him and earn him kudos from a good portion of the population. Casino smoking is SO OLD SCHOOL!!!
    By: j
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