CEASE Responds to Gov. Murphy Legal Brief Defending Indoor Smoking That Poisons AC Casino Workers

New Jersey AG Files Motion to Dismiss UAW and CEASE Lawsuit

“Governor Murphy Should Not Defend A Law that Jeopardizes the Lives of Thousands of NJ Workers”

April 29, 2024
Contact: ceasesmokingnj@gmail.com

Atlantic City, NJ – Lamont White, co-founder of Casino Employees Against Smoking Effects (CEASE) and table games dealer at Borgata, released the following statement after New Jersey Attorney General filed a motion with the court today seeking to dismiss the lawsuit brought by UAW and CEASE earlier this month:

“Governor Murphy should not defend a law that jeopardizes the lives of thousands of New Jersey workers. He’s shamefully giving credence to the scare tactics of opponents, putting perceived profit over our lives. The fact that our elected officials are willing to dismiss a lawsuit aimed at protecting us from the dangers of smoking indoors speaks volumes about where their priorities lie – and it's certainly not with the hardworking individuals who keep these casinos running. It's time Governor Murphy stood up against casinos' deceitful agenda and started prioritizing our health and safety.”



Casino Employees Against Smoking (Harmful) Effects (CEASE) is a group of thousands of casino dealers and other frontline gaming workers that formed after indoor smoking returned on July 4, 2021 in Atlantic City, NJ and has expanded to states around the country. CEASE is fighting to permanently remove smoking from our workplaces. For more information, visit ceasesmoking.org.