• Hotels, motels or other accommodation establishments may allow smoking in up to 20% of rooms;• Within the perimeter of casino gaming areas and simulcasting facilities; • Registered cigar bars or lounges that generated 15% or more of the total gross annual revenue from the sale of tobacco products in the calendar year ending December 31, 2004; • Tobacco retail businesses primarily engaged (51%) in retailing tobacco products and accessories and other products. In 2019, 36.5 percent of U.S. high school teens reported currently using tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. Among New Jersey high school students, 3.8 percent reported currently smoking cigarettes. Visit our smoking cessation information page and resources for New Jersey residents. Indoor public spaces where smoking is still allowed: The law is an important part of New Jersey`s efforts to eliminate smoking as one of our greatest public health threats, reduce smoking-related diseases, and save lives for generations to come. There are places where the smoking ban does not apply. These locations include cigar bars and cigar lounges, tobacco retail businesses that generate 15% or more of their sales from tobacco products, tobacco companies, homes and homes, as well as private cars, casino floors and simulcast facilities. [iv] Adults die each year from diseases caused by smoking A person who exercises control of a public interior or workplace shall place a sign at each public entrance to the public interior or workplace, which shall be placed in such a way as to be clearly visible to the public and to contain letters or a symbol, that stand out in color from the sign. Indication that smoking is prohibited, except in the areas provided for in this Act. The sign must also indicate that violations are punishable by a fine.
The person in control of the public interior or workplace must post a sign reading „Smoking Permit“ in letters at least one inch high or with the international symbol „Smoking Permit“ in areas where smoking is permitted. [vi] The Outdoor Smoke Act requires that a „non-smoking“ sign be posted at every public entrance and properly maintained when smoking is prohibited. Signs must also be posted in areas where smoking is permitted. This section provides information on the provisions of the law, enforcement, implementation, use of local laws to improve and extend the law, context, other forms of support, etc. You can view a list of all pages in all subsections and go directly to any page from the table of contents below. New Jersey already bans smoking in parks and beaches, but it may soon expand that ban to a number of other public spaces. Rep. Carol Murphy`s bill would ban smoking on sidewalks, racetracks and amusement parks, as well as many other spaces. (Dana DiFilippo | New Jersey Monitor) Spent on health care due to smoking in 2009 Smoking is also permitted in up to 20% of rooms in a hotel, motel or other accommodation.
[v] However, a hotel, motel or other accommodation is not required to provide a non-smoking room to a guest if all designated non-smoking rooms are occupied. Second-hand smoke is a serious health hazard that can lead to illness and premature death in children and non-smokers, according to the U.S. Surgeon General. As stated in the New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act, it is clearly in the public interest to ban smoking indoors. A person who has control of a public interior or workplace shall instruct any person who contravenes this Act to comply with the provisions of this Act. A person who smokes contrary to this Act is liable to a fine of not less than $250 for the first offence, $500 for the second offence and $1,000 for each subsequent offence. [vii] The Ministry of Health and Seniors` Services or the local board of health, or the board, agency or officers exercising the functions of the local board of health, upon written complaint or reason to believe that a public interior or workplace may have committed an offence, the person who has control of the place: to inform by written notification and to order appropriate measures. [viii] A person who receives this notice and refuses to comply will be fined at least $250 for the first violation, $500 for the second violation and $1,000 for each subsequent violation.