On April 15, 2006, the Smoke-Free Air Act (P.L.2005, c.383) went into effect. This Act protects New Jersey residents at work and in public places from deadly secondhand smoke. The Act states that tobacco smoke constitutes a substantial health hazard, and therefore, it is clearly in the public interest to prohibit smoking in enclosed indoor places.
In accordance with the Smoke-Free Air Act, Essex County College prohibits smoking in academic, office and other campus buildings.
For more information about the Smoke-Free Air Act visit www.smokefree.nj.gov