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Employers in New Jersey must comply with these state rules regulating smoking in the workplace.
The New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act prohibits smoking in indoor public places and workplaces, with limited exceptions
Employers covered: Employers with one or more employees.
Written policy requirements: Written policy requirements not specified.
Posting requirements: The person having control of an indoor public place or workplace must place in every public entrance to the indoor public place or workplace a sign, located so as to be clearly visible to the public, containing letters or a symbol which contrast in color with the sign, indicating that smoking is prohibited therein, except in designated areas as provided pursuant to the New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act. The sign must also indicate that violators are subject to a fine.
For those areas where smoking is permitted, the person having control of the indoor public place or workplace must post a sign "Smoking Permitted" in letters at least one inch in height or marked by the international symbol for smoking is permitted.
No smoking areas: Smoking is prohibited in indoor public places and workplaces with limited exceptions. An indoor public place is a structurally enclosed place of business, commerce or other service related activity, whether publicly or privately owned or operated on a for-profit or nonprofit basis, which is generally accessible to the public. For purposes of this law, workplace means a structurally enclosed location or portion thereof at which a person performs any type of service or labor.
The New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act prohibits the use of electronic smoking devices in places where smoking is prohibited. An electronic smoking device is defined as an electronic device that can be used to deliver nicotine or other substances to the person inhaling from the device, including, but not limited to, an electronic cigarette, cigar, cigarillo, or pipe.
Permitted smoking areas: The smoking prohibitions do not apply to: