The Atlantic County Environmental Health Unit is responsible for investigating and monitoring environmental health concerns in all Atlantic County municipalities except for Atlantic City.
201 South Shore Road, Stillwater Building
New Jersey
United States
+1 (609) 645-5971 +1 (609) 645-5923

Department of Human Services

Division of Public Health

Environmental Health

Smoke-Free Air Act Initiative

Effective April 15, 2006, indoor public places and workplaces across the State were made smoke free. New Jersey's Smoke-Free Air Act went into effect to ensure workers have a safe workplace and that all non-smokers, including children and senior citizens, can breathe smoke-free air in the public places they visit. In 2010, the Smoke Free Air Act was amended to include electronic smoking devices such as E-cigarettes (also known as personal vaporizers, electronic nicotine delivery systems, etc.). The law affects the following types of indoor public places and workplaces: - Any enclosed location at which a person performs any service or labor - Restaurants and bars - Public transportation systems - Child care centers - Health care facilities, patient waiting rooms and nursing homes - Sports facilities including racetracks and bowling alleys - Theatres, clubs, concert halls, public libraries, museums, art galleries - Shopping malls and retail stores - Parking facilities, lobbies, elevators - Lodging - hotels, motels, etc. (smoking is allowed in up to 20% of guest rooms) - Bingo facilities The Atlantic County Division of Public Health is ready to assist the public and business owners alike in providing information, education and enforcement of this law. A printed version of the Smoke-Free Air Act, brochures, signs and other information about the law is available at the following link:


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