New Jersey Smoking: What you need to know

The New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act prohibits in indoor public places and workplaces, with any number of employees, whether publicly or privately owned (NJ Stat. Sec. 26:3D-55et seq.).
For a Limited Time receive a FREE HR Report on the "Critical HR Recordkeeping”.  This exclusive special report covers hiring records, employment relationships, termination records, litigation issues, electronic information issues, tips for better recordkeeping, and a list of legal requirements.  Download Now
Prohibition on smoking includes the use of electronic cigarettes, whether delivering nicotine or other substances (NJ Stat. Sec. 26:3D-56).
Workplace defined. “Workplace” is defined as any enclosed location or portion thereof where any type of labor or service is performed. Included in the definition are:
• Public and private schools and educational institutions and grounds
• Childcare facilities and grounds
• Healthcare facilities, including waiting rooms
• Restaurants, bars, and private clubs
• Public transportation vehicles and terminals
• Sports facilities, including bowling alleys and racetracks
• Public transportation vehicles and terminals
• Theaters, concert venues, bingo parlors, and malls
Public place defined. Included in the definition of "public places" are elevators, lobbies, parking areas, and other common areas of apartment buildings and other private buildings.
Exceptions. The Act does not apply to:
• Private homes, residences, and automobiles
• Retail tobacco stores
• Cigar bars or cigar lounges that are enclosed and ventilated and generate 15 percent of annual gross income from the sale of tobacco or rental of humidors and obtain yearly certification
• Designated areas of casino gaming floors
• Up to 20 percent of hotel, motel, or lodging guest rooms
Note: Proprietors of hotels, motels, or guest lodgings are not required to accommodate a guest requesting a smoking room if all designated smoking rooms are occupied.
Signage. "No Smoking" signs must be prominently displayed at entrances and indicate that violators will ...

>> Read more about Smoking

More on this topic:

State Requirements

National | Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | District of Columbia | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming |

New Jersey Smoking Resources

Smoking Products

Safety.BLR.com - Making Safety Training and Compliance Easier
Safety training and compliance just got easier. You get easy access to hundreds of training solutions, easy-to-understand regulatory analysis, analysis of federal and state full-text regs, regulatory activity, news, and best practices. Safety.BLR.com - your online safety solution."
Wellness Webinar Recording
BLR Webinar: "Wellness: Effectively Promote Your Program and Avoid Common Legal Pitfalls""
Workplace Fire Safety-English Edition
Do you feel confident that your employees will know what to do in the event of a fire? Effective fire safety training is an OSHA and common sense basic. This colorful, fully illustrated booklet provides an easy to read fire safety training meeting that your workers will understand and remember. Includes training quiz. 16 pages."
Wellness Best Practices Webinar Recording
BLR Webinar: "Wellness Best Practices: Putting Teeth into Your Wellness Program Without Risking Legal Liability""
Wellness Programs Webinar Recording
BLR Webinar: "Wellness Programs: Manage Activity, Reduce Costs, and Boost Participation""
Free Special Reports
Get Your FREE HR Management Special Report. Download Any One Of These FREE Special Reports, Instantly!
Featured Special Report
Claim Your Free Copy of Critical HR Recordkeeping

Record retention is complex and time consuming. However, in addition to complying with various federal and state laws, keeping good, well-organized records can be very helpful in documenting and supporting an organization’s employment actions.
Download Now!

This special report will discuss how you can ensure your records are in good order, and establish a record-retention policy.

Topics covered:
1. Hiring Records
2. Employment Relationships
3. Termination Records
4. Litigation Issues
5. Electronic Information Issues
6. Tips for Better Recordkeeping
7. A List of Legal Requirements

Make sure you have the information you need to know to keep your records in order.