This weekend, the statewide smoking ban in New Jersey went into effect, outlawing indoor smoking in virtually all public places despite a lawsuit aimed at halting or delaying the action. At 12:01 a.m. Saturday morning, restaurants, bars and bowling alleys throughout the Garden State had to ask patrons to extinguish cigars and cigarettes or step outside to smoke them. Only those patrons on the gaming floor of casinos or in enclosed cigar bars could continue to puff. New Jersey now joins a herd of smoking-ban states, including, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Delaware.
To read more on the specifics of the New Jersey indoor smoking ban, click on the links below: