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Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking: New Jersey

Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Brightmine Editorial Team


  • New Jersey employers may implement drug-free workplace policies and require employees to disclose prescription drugs. See Drugs and Alcohol.
  • New Jersey permits the use of medical and recreational marijuana. See Marijuana.
  • Employers may implement and enforce policies that prohibit the use, sale, possession, distribution, purchase and cultivation of drugs and alcohol in the workplace. See Drug and Alcohol Policies.
  • Employers in New Jersey are not prohibited from conducting drug and alcohol tests of employees and job applicants. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
  • The New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act prohibits smoking (including the use of e-cigarettes) in indoor public places and workplaces. See Smoking.
  • An employer must post applicable signs where smoking is prohibited or permitted. See Postings.
  • Employers are not required to have a smoking policy but may implement one that prohibits smoking in the workplace. See Smoking Policies.