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Not all yearning to breathe freely at casinos

Maybe Kansans just think gambling and smoking go together. Only 20 percent of Kansans smoke. Yet 49 percent of those Kansans surveyed in a new SurveyUSA poll, co-sponsored by KWCH, Channel 12, said that smoking should be allowed at the state's new casinos. Interestingly, the question opened up a sizable gender gap, with 60 percent of men advocating casino smoking, compared with just 38 percent of women.