Lawsuit seeks to end smoking on floors of Atlantic City casinos

A Superior Court lawsuit filed in Mercer County, New Jersey, seeks to eliminate a loophole that has allowed smoking to continue on the floors of Atlantic City casinos.

“Since the minute we passed the Smoke Free Air Act, I have been working to close the loophole that excluded casino workers from this fundamental protection,” state Sen. Joe Vitale, chair of the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee, said in a statement. “Throughout this fight I met countless brave men and women who have stood up, time and time again, to demand justice for themselves and their coworkers. Today is their day.

“The State of New Jersey has failed casino workers in Atlantic City for 18 years,” Vitale added. “We let a false argument about economics subjugate our duty to protect the people we serve and in doing so, we allowed corporations to poison their employees for nearly two decades.”

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