Connecticut Attorney General's Office
Attorney General Statement On Mohegan Letters Regarding Smoking Ban Legislation
March 25, 2009
"We will continue to talk with the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribal nations about prohibiting smoking in their casinos, sparing their employees and customers the ravages of passive smoke. As I have stated, my preference is an agreement with the tribes that totally bans smoking at the facilities -- ending a deadly health hazard for casino patrons and employees.
"If agreements cannot be reached and legislation is necessary, my office will vigorously and aggressively protect the state's rights and laws, including its slot revenue agreement with the Mohegan Tribal Nation."