ACS CAN Praises Upcoming Executive Order that will Prohibit Smoking in Indoor Casinos

September 4, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Murphy has announced that a new Executive Order will take effect which will prohibit smoking in indoor casinos. This will reverse his previous Executive Order.

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) New Jersey Government Relations Director Michael Davoli released the following statement:

“The new Executive Order, announced by Gov. Murphy today, will ensure that casino employees can breathe fresh air while they are working. Once this order is in effect, it will allow them to work in healthier and safer places. There is no safe level of exposure for secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke has more than 7,000 chemicals, including at least 70 that can cause cancer.

“We ask Gov. Murphy and the legislature to work together to ensure this measure becomes permanent.”


The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is making cancer a top priority for public officials and candidates at the federal, state and local levels. ACS CAN empowers advocates across the country to make their voices heard and influence evidence-based public policy change as well as legislative and regulatory solutions that will reduce the cancer burden. As the American Cancer Society’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, ACS CAN is critical to the fight for a world without cancer. For more information, visit

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