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NJ considers smoking ban for Atlantic City casinos
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 3:00:10 PM
New Jersey is considering a ban on smoking in all of Atlantic City's 11 casinos something the city itself has been unable to impose.
A state Senate committee is considering a bill to remove the casino exemption to the statewide smoking ban in public places. That's something the Atlantic City Council has tried -- and failed-- to do three times.
Under a compromise that seems to be pleasing no one, smoking is restricted to no more than 25 percent of the casino floor. That has smokers fuming that there's not enough space for them, and many casino workers angry they still have to breathe second-hand smoke, even in non-smoking areas.
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