Judge rules casino smoke caused dealers cancer - Saturday 16th of February 2008

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - A judge says years of breathing secondhand smoke in an Atlantic City casino gave a dealer lung cancer.

Kam Wong never smoked. But a state workers compensation judge determined a decade of exposure to secondhand smoke at the former Claridge Casino Hotel caused her illness.

She was awarded 60 percent disability pay and lost wages for time she missed before and after two surgeries.

Her attorney says there was constantly smoke around Wong.

Atlantic City passed smoking restrictions for its 11 casinos last April, limiting smoking to no more than 25 percent of the casino floor.

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