THURSDAY: Casino Workers and Advocates to Testify at New Jersey Assembly Hearing On Bill to Close Casino Smoking Loophole

Joint Hearing to be Held on March 9 By New Jersey Assembly Health Committee & Assembly Tourism, Gaming and the Arts Committee

Casino Workers Will Be Available For Interviews

March 3, 2023

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Trenton, NJ — Atlantic City casino workers and a diverse coalition of supporters of legislation to close the casino smoking loophole will attend and testify at a joint-hearing on Thursday, March 9, at 10:00am at the State House in Trenton. The hearing is being held by the Assembly Health Committee and the Assembly Tourism, Gaming and the Arts Committee.

Last month, casino workers and other supporters including the United Auto Workers, and representatives from several public health organizations testified before the Senate Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committee. The legislation also has broad support from a range of organizations including the National Council on Problem Gambling, UFCW Local 152, American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, American Heart Association, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

As two New Jersey Assembly committees prepare to hold the joint hearing, a majority of members of the two committees are now co-sponsors of A2151.

Atlantic City Casino Workers
Advocates for Smokefree Casinos

Thursday, March 9
10:00am ET

New Jersey State House
125 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608

Email to RSVP or request an interview.

Americans for Nonsmoker’s Rights (ANR) is a member-supported, non-profit advocacy group that has been working for 45 years, since 1976, to protect everyone’s right to breathe nontoxic air in workplaces and public places, from offices and airplanes to restaurants, bars, and casinos. ANR has continuously shined a light on the tobacco industry’s interference with sound and life-saving public health measures and successfully protected 61% of the population with local or statewide smokefree workplace, restaurant, and bar laws. ANR aims to close gaps in smokefree protections for workers in all workplaces, including bars, music venues, casinos, and hotels. For more information, please visit and