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November 26, 2014

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Fear and breathing in Las Vegas

The Seattle Times features a story today by Sandy Dunham about her experiences as a smoke-sensitive tourist trying to have fun in Las Vegas.

Dunham reports on how Nevada's Clean Indoor Air Act passed in 2006, which excluded casinos, is having an impact on also cleaning up the air in the city's gambling halls. She reports that ventillation systems and non-smoking areas are improving the quality of air for both the customers and the employees.

And she gave some tips for those, like herself, who are sensitive to smoke:

"• Gamble early in the day (but not so early that you're meeting up with the all-night partiers).

"• Avoid crowded Sports Book areas and gaming tables.

"• Linger near the casino doors and edges.

"• Leave! At Paris one sunny afternoon, I found refuge in an outdoor bar (and a gigantic Eiffel Tower of piña colada) while the sturdier gals gambled."

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