Smoke Free NC Releases Air Quality Study

By Lindsay Joy, ljoy@k2tv.com

Smoke Free Natrona County has released a study of 15 county establishments that allow smoking. The study says that all but one of the places had air quality that is considered unhealthy by Environmental Protection Agency standards.

One-third of the locations tested were classified as hazardous. The organization says this study shows that bars and restaurants are endangering the health of their employees.

Representatives from Smoke Free Natrona County say the group plans to continue to educate the public about health effects, and will be meeting with the city councils of Evansville, Casper and Mills later this year.