Workplace smoking laws apply to any indoor workplace.
Smoking is prohibited throughout the entire workplace. New Jersey laws don’t address the specific areas of a workplace where smoking may be permitted. Remember that some workplaces might already be subject to New Jersey or local laws that regulate smoking in public, or smoking in or around certain kinds of businesses.
New Jersey does not require employers to create designated smoking areas or provide other accommodations for smokers in the workplace.
New Jersey doesn’t specifically require employers to provide workplace accommodations for nonsmoker employees.
New Jersey laws don’t address employer policies on smoking in the workplace. Local laws regulating smoking -- at the city, county, or town level -- may require employers to have a policy on smoking in some areas. And even though it’s not required by law in New Jersey, employers are generally free to adopt policies on smoking in the workplace if they choose to.
An employer may not discharge or discriminate in terms of hiring, compensation, benefits, or conditions of employment because the employee does or does not smoke, unless smoking or not smoking relates to work and job responsibilities.
If you want to go right to the source and look up New Jersey law on workplace smoking laws -- or if you're writing a letter to your employer or employee and want to cite the applicable law -- the relevant statute(s) can be found at N.J. Stat. Ann. Sections 26:3D-56 to 26:3D-61, 34:6B-1. Workplace smoking information is also available in Nolo's books Your Rights in the Workplace, by Barbara Repa (Nolo) and The Employer's Legal Handbook, by Fred Steingold (Nolo).