Casper's Mayor says new data and growing recognition of the dangers of second hand cigarette smoke are part of what's driving the smoke-free conversation forward.

Mayor Kenyne Schlager says the decision to draw up a draft ordinance for the city of Casper will likely lead to public debate.

"A public debate where we would have three or four people represent each side of the issue. Then we'll move forward to still probably another public opportunity to speak."

She says the decision is far from done.

Schlager says any draft ordinance will first be tweaked by council in a work session.

She suggests it could be at least a month before any public hearing takes place.