(DODGE CITY, Kan.)
Governor Parkinson's signature is the only step before a state-wide smoking becomes official in Kansas. But a clause in the bill, still allowing smoking inside state-run casinos, has some people wondering if it's fair. Especially those in Dodge City, the sight of Kansas' only state run casino.
It's all part of nightly clean-up at the Broken Spoke Steakhouse, chairs go up and ash trays are emptied.
"At least in my establishment you don't have to stand out in the rain and the cold and the snow and the Kansas wind, you can come in here. You can smoke , you can go to the non- smoking, dancing area, so it's kind of the best of both worlds at my place," explains owner Cliff Bone.
A local smoking ordinance has Bone splitting his business, smoking on one side, no smoking on the other. But with Thursday's state-wide smoking ban passing, he'll have no choice but to go smoke free this summer.