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Atlantic City to go smokeless for a week

13 October 2008

ATLANTIC CITY -- As reported by the Press of Atlantic City -- "Want to light up while you gamble? Starting next Wednesday, that won't be allowed anywhere on Atlantic City casino floors.

"That is, until the following Wednesday, when smoking once again will be allowed in designated areas. On Oct. 15, Atlantic City will become the largest casino market in the country to go completely smoke-free - for one week.

"The move was to be a permanent one until City Council, in a last-minute change, voted 5-4 on Wednesday to delay the smoking ban for at least a year to give the casino industry time to recover from the nation's economic woes. The final vote on that delay won't come, however, until the next regularly scheduled council meeting Oct. 22.

"In the meantime, the full smoking ban will take effect Oct. 15, as mandated by law..."

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