Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Delayed Smoking Restrictions in Atlantic City

Last night, I received this information from the ACS NJ advocacy team.

"....despite our best efforts, tonight's vote was 5-4 in favor of delaying the smoking restrictions for a year. The mayor signed the legislation and the suspension will go into effect 20 days from now.

This means that casinos may again be filled with secondhand smoke beginning on November 16.

Atlantic City leaders need to know they did the wrong thing. And we need your help once again.

Please help us send a strong message to Mayor Scott Evans that he made the wrong decision for the health of Atlantic City casino workers and patrons. "

The council cited that a ban on smoking would hurt the casinos economically in an already tough time.

I have spent every President's weekend for the past 20 years at a resort in the Poconos called Woodloch Pines. A few years ago they banned smoking in their night club because of the concerns of their employees and guests. I can't tell you how happy we all were to be in a smoke-free resort. Now if only the casinos in AC would show the same concern!

Every Day is a Blessing.

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