ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A former Atlantic City casino employee has settled his secondhand smoke lawsuit for $4.5 million.
Vince Rennich had sued Tropicana Casino and Resort, saying his lung cancer was caused by 25 years of exposure to secondhand smoke inside the casino.READ MORE: Max Scherzer Says Owner Steve Cohen's Commitment To Winning Is Big Reason Why He Signed With Mets
His suit became a rallying cry for the ultimately unsuccessful effort to ban smoking in the nation’s second-largest gambling market.READ MORE: 'I Want Justice For Him:' Father Of Zayid Muthana, Bodega Owners Call For Protection After 18-Year-Old Shot At Family Store In Brooklyn
Rennich now works at Dover Downs, a smoke-free casino in Delaware. He says the atmosphere there is much better than Atlantic City, where smoking is allowed on 25 percent of the casino floor.
The Tropicana had no immediate comment.MORE NEWS: Caroline Simmons Officially Sworn In As Stamford Mayor