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NEW JERSEY Assembly votes on smoking ban

Publication Date: 2005-03-23
  • Author:Charlie Stone
  • Publication:Daily Princetonian
Smoking may become illegal in all dorms next year if a bill to ban smoking in college dormitories passes in the New Jersey State Assembly.

The State Senate passed the bill unanimously last week.

Earlier this year, the University enacted a smoking ban in undergraduate dorm rooms that will take effect this fall. The proposed law would extend the smoking ban to the Graduate College.

"If the State Legislature passes a bill, it would mean that smoking would be banned in the Graduate College as well as in the undergraduate dormitories," Vice President for Campus Life Janet Dickerson said in an email.