Indoor smoking in casinos to resume July Fourth weekend

The temporary ban on smoking put in place during the pandemic ends on Sunday

In Atlantic City, gamblers can light it up on the casino floor once again. The temporary ban on smoking that was put in place during the pandemic ends on Sunday, July 4 even though Gov. Phil Murphy is indicating he would support a bill to permanently ban smoking in the state’s casinos.

Dozens of casino workers and anti-smoking advocates rallied on the Atlantic City boardwalk Wednesday in favor of a permanent ban. State law already bans most indoor smoking, and on beaches and in public parks. But a local rule allows a limit of no more than 25% smoking on casino floors. Workers say that makes it impossible for them to escape second-hand smoke.

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