Judy Xiong’s letter to the editor “Unhealthy casino” was very sad. Until 13 years ago, I was a smoker. I still go to a casino every now and then. In her letter, she complains about being greeted with toxic smoke upon entering the casino and wishes Table Mountain would go smoke free.
The Peppermill in Reno tried that. It was advertised as the first smoke-free casino. It was also the first smoke-free casino to close its doors.
Smoking and casinos go hand in hand, along with all other perverse things we adults participate in. But what disturbed me about her letter was her complaining about it being unhealthy and that it makes it hard for parents to take their children.
If parents want to take their children to a smoke-free buffet, how about Hometown Buffet and afterward to a library or a park? If I were her, I would concern myself with what they are seeing and learning in a casino while they are breathing in that smoke.
Mike Garabedian, Fresno