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NJ Smokefree Casinos

More than 22,000 casino workers in New Jersey are forced to choose everyday between their health and their job when they come to work. The Smoke Free Air Act protects most of New Jersey's workforce and applies to almost all workplaces, EXCEPT casinos.

Latest Updates

February 27, 2023
New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ – FEBRUARY 27, 2023 – Governor Murphy is expected to release his 2023-24 Executive Budget tomorrow, setting the legislative and fiscal agenda for the year. In anticipation, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) New Jersey Government Relations Director Jade Bechelli, released the following statement: “In 2023,

February 12, 2023
New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ – FEBRUARY 12, 2023 – Tomorrow, February 13 the General Assembly will host its first-ever hearing on legislation to close the loophole for casinos in New Jersey’s Smoke-Free Air Act. When it was enacted in 2006, the Smoke-Free Air Act contained an exemption for casinos, enabling patrons to

February 2, 2023
New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ – February 2, 2023 –Earlier today, Governor Murphy signed legislation to expand access to preventive colorectal cancer screenings. A-3523/ S-2305 is a vital new law that will eliminate financial barriers to lifesaving screenings. Half of colorectal cancer deaths in the U.S. could be prevented each year if every

December 19, 2022
New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ – DECEMBER 19, 2022 – Earlier today, the New Jersey State Senate joined its Assembly counterpart in approving legislation that seeks to remove financial barriers to lifesaving colorectal cancer screening. With the passage of S-2305 by a vote of 37-0, the legislation heads to Governor Murphy’s desk for

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November 16, 2023
New York, NY

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State Contacts

Sr. Maggie Lopez, Ed. D.
New Jersey Grassroots Manager
Jade Bechelli
Government Relations Director
Casey O’Neill
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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