Friday, April 14, 2006

NJ Smoke Free Air

Finally, the NJ Smoke-Free Air Act goes into effect today. I've spoken to both current smokers, former smokers, and non-smokers that all think it's an unfair law to ban smoking in all public buildings, including bars, but the thing they don't understand is that the law is mainly aimed at protecting the waiters, waitresses, bartenders, etc., that do not smoke and should not have to inhale secondhand smoke while just trying to make a living. As a former smoker, I can say that I think the law is a good one, and certainly a motivator to quit smoking if you still do. I must admit that I agree that it is unfair that you can still smoke in casinos. I honestly believe that they would be hurt the least by the new law, because people who gamble are going to gamble no matter what.
No matter though...the law will extend to casinos eventually.
As a matter of interest, the new law takes effect pretty much on my one year anniversary of quitting myself. :-)

One year, 19 hours
14671 cigarettes not smoked, saving $3,667.94
Life saved: 7 weeks, 1 day, 22 hours