NJ Assembly bill introduced to ban tobacco use at college campuses
On March 7, 2013, Assemblywomen Celeste Riley (D-Cumberland) and Connie Wagner (D-Bergen) introduced Assembly bill A3894 that would ban smoking and smokeless tobacco use at all college campuses, both indoors and outside. The bill was referred to the Assembly Higher Education Committee.
The 2006 State Smokefree Air Act already bans smoking inside public places and workplaces that are smokefree, as well as near building entrances and exits to prevent outdoor smoking from migrating inside. The State does not ban smokeless tobacco use indoors. Several New Jersey colleges and universities ban smoking outdoors either partially or 100%, and some ban all tobacco use including smokeless tobacco.