Adler: Smoke-Free Law Will Save Thousands Of Lives Yearly

WEST ORANGE – Senator John H. Adler, a prime sponsor of S-1926/A-3424, made the following comments about the landmark legislation which was signed into law today by Governor Richard J. Codey.

“This is the most important bill I will ever sponsor. It will save thousands of lives every year.

“When the smoke clears over this bill, people will know their children are breathing healthier air.

“The struggle for smoke-free air spans several generations of habits and addictions. Powerful forces challenged my bill several years ago to provide smoke-free child care centers. I took what I could get then on the grounds that incremental change was better than no change at all.

“This is an important day for change in the face of strong opposition. But it will protect children and enhance the quality of life for all New Jerseyans.”

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