Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council on Ho-Chunk Gaming’s Smokefree Policy

Madison, WI..  On August 1, 2015, Ho-Chunk Gaming took a bold step in their Madison casino: they made the entire casino smoke-free.

Executive Manager Daniel Brown was encouraged after reading Gambling with our Health, a study conducted by the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council’s Epidemiology Center (GLITEC). GLITEC partnered with the Lake of the Torches Casino in Lac du Flambeau to survey their player’s club members about attitudes toward cigarette smoke. The results indicated that going smoke-free could bring high-tier players in more often, with a positive effect for most patrons. …   READ THE FULL PRESS RELEASE

If you haven’t already, check out this new video by Great Lakes Inter-tribal Council, Wisconsin Native American Tobacco Network. It’s about the transition to smokefree for the Ho-Chunk Casino in Madison and the traditional, healthy use of native tobacco. If you want more info about this video project, or to see if it could be shown on your local PBS stations, contact Clinton Isham at GLITC:


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