Health Groups Say Research Suggests Secondhand Smoke May Spread Coronavirus

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — There’s a change on the road to reopening New Jersey.

Gov. Phil Murphy has reinstated the smoking ban inside Atlantic City casinos.

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Part of an executive order allowing indoor dining had also cleared the way for smoking, but some health groups said research suggested secondhand smoke may spread COVID-19.

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Five of the nine casinos in Atlantic City reopened at 25% capacity back in July.

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