Atlantic City NJ city council is now pushing for a smoking ban in the casinos........Even though they originally claimed they would exempt casinos from the smoking ban.
From this article the pro-smoking ban activists claim "...Casino employees bitterly complained that the state law sacrificed their health in the interest of gambling profits......"
A claim that is pure exaggerated hype, as even American Cancer Society testing proved that secondhand smoke levels are up to 25,000 times SAFER than OSHA permissible exposure limits for secondhand smoke.
If a smoking ban passes, Atlantic City casino employees will be complaining about job losses and personal financial harm just as they have in Washington State where tens of millions of dollars in losses occurred after just 9 months of their smoking ban, or in Minnesota where $14.1 million dollars in gambling revenue losses were recorded in just two counties after just 6 months of a local smoking ban.
The only ones who profit from a proposed smoking ban are the pharmaceutical nicotine interests like (RWJF) which fund the non-profit groups who demand such a ban from lawmakers. We'll see if lawmakers have the backbone to stand up against the special interests.......if not, then the least lawmakers can do is to ensure that the pro-smoking ban groups put up a $50 -$100 million bond to compensate the employees and business owners who WILL suffer financially.