Atlantic City: Casino smoking ban rally set as bill to close loophole adds more sponsors

Atlantic City: Casino smoking ban rally set as bill to close loophole adds more sponsors

Article brief provided by Press of Atlantic City
  • Michelle Brunetti Post, Press of Atlantic City
April 7, 2022 6:49 PM
  • Michelle Brunetti Post, Press of Atlantic City

    As state legislators continue to sign on to legislation to ban smoking in casinos, groups are planning a rally at McClinton Waterfront Park to encourage the Legislature to pass the bills in both houses.

    “It’s time to take the next step and hold hearings on this legislation in both the Senate and Assembly Health Committees,” said Cynthia Hallett, president and CEO of Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights.

    The rally will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights and Casino Employees Against Smoking’s Effects (CEASE).

    It will mark the 16th anniversary of the law that created a casino smoking loophole, allowing indoor smoking in casinos and simulcasting facilities while banning it in every other type of business.