At the request of local business owners, the Casper City Council will revisit the public smoking ban at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The City Council approved the ban in June 2012 after months of debate, and it was enacted in September after a failed referendum effort.

Three of the four council members who left the council in 2012 voted in favor of the ordinance. It aims to protect the public health from secondhand smoke by prohibiting smoking in restaurants, bars and private clubs.

Councilman Keith Goodenough, who abstained during the previous series of votes, recently dissolved his Tipsy Limo taxi service so he could vote to repeal the ban.

Local bar and business owners in January told the council they lost revenue and customers in the past four months, attributing some of the loss to the ban.

Reach city reporter Kelly Byer at 307-266-0639 or kelly.byer@trib.com. Follow her on Twitter @KellyByer.

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