Smoking in on school grounds is a violation of Section 3 of P.L.1981, c.320 (C.26:3D-17) of New Jersey State Department of Health and Senior Services code. Below are listed quotes taken from the above law. The first quote applies to individuals who willfully violate the law – for example; an individual is asked not to smoke and decides to smoke on school grounds anyway. The second quote applies to school administrators who do not make a reasonable effort to uphold the law – for example; a school official who knows people are smoking on school grounds but does not react to it.
“Thereupon any such person who smokes on such premises are in violation of this act is subject to a fine not to exceed $100.”
“Thereupon, any person receiving such notice that knowingly fails or refuses to comply with the order is subject to a fine not to exceed $25 for the first offense and not to exceed $100 for the second offense and not exceed $200 for each offense thereafter.
Also, please be advised that an additional statute (NJSA 2C: 33-13) deems smoking in schools a misdemeanor punishable with fines, court costs and community service.