Regarding the May 29 story, "Revel gives smokers the green light in Atlantic City":

The science about the dangers of secondhand smoke is clear. Unfortunately, Revel is choosing to ignore the science and subject its employees and customers to air that is anything but clear.

By allowing smoking on a portion of its casino floor, Revel's leadership shows that the company is more interested in making money than it is in the health of its employees or customers.

Since 2006, we all have known that secondhand smoke causes diseases like cancer and premature death in children and adults who do not smoke, and that there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Those facts are settled; it is Revel's indifference to those facts that is unsettling.

Now that smokers are showing up - and lighting up - on Revel's casino floor, it's a good time for all who are concerned about their lung health to contact their elected officials and voice their support for legislation (A343/S1795), which would eliminate the smoking ban exemption for casinos. Until that exemption is eliminated, all of Revel's employees and customers will be exposed to toxic, carcinogenic tobacco smoke. And it's a sure bet that some of them will die from it.

DEB BROWN

President

American Lung Association

of the Mid-Atlantic

Bridgewater