New Jersey's casinos, which won exemption from an indoor smoking ban that took effect in the state this spring, have new cause to rethink the wisdom of letting patrons puff away while they gamble. In a suit filed July 10, a Tropicana Casino & Resort employee claims that his lung cancer was caused by 25 years of involuntarily inhaling people's smoke on the casino floors. The suit is framed as a premises liability action, charging the casino with a nondelegable duty to provide a reasonably safe workplace.
Cancer-Stricken Casino Worker Sues Over Secondhand Smoke
New Jersey Law Journal
July 18, 2006