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New Jersey passed landmark legislation – the Smoke-Free Air Act – banning smoking in indoor public places and workplaces including restaurants and bars. Effective April 15, 2006, the law may lead more smokers to quit. This site offers details on current programs designed to help people quit smoking, as well as information about the purpose of the law and its implementation.

Access information about New Jersey’s Quit Services.

Access free resources that explain why quitting is one of the best decisions a smoker can make and tools to help smokers succeed in quitting.

Visit our Smoke-Free Air Act information center to review and download educational and implementation materials, as well as access our press center. You’ll also find information about the partnership between the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and chapters of the American Heart Association, American Lung Association, and American Cancer Society.

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“This new law is an important step forward in eliminating one of the most significant public health threats that we face today…It will reduce smoking-related illnesses and save lives for generations to come.” – Fred M. Jacobs, M.D., J.D., Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Heath and Senior Services, upon the signing of the New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act.”

– Fred M. Jacobs, M.D., J.D., Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Heath and Senior Services, upon the signing of the New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act.

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