American Cancer Society Recognizes the Delaware River and Bay Authority for Tobacco Free, Smoke-Free Policy at its Facilities

(North Cape May, NJ) Today, American Cancer Society representatives – Kirby Reed, Community Manager – Relay for Life and Jason Plaia, Senior Market Manager for Community Engagement, recognized the Delaware River and Bay Authority for its new tobacco-free, smoke-free policy at its facilities in New Jersey and Delaware. The recognition ceremony took place inside the Cape May passenger ferry terminal of the Cape May – Lewes Ferry.

The Authority’s new policy, which went into effect on January 1, 2017, prohibits smoking and tobacco use at agency property (inside and outside) and applies to all agency employees, visitors, customers, patrons, contractors, and vendors. Under the policy, smoking or use of tobacco products, objects or devices, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, electronic cigars or smokeless tobacco products will be prohibited on Authority property. This policy covers terminal buildings, administrative facilities, ferry vessels, or anywhere on the campus such as parking lots, sidewalks, or other outdoor venues.

Photo Caption: Jason Plaia, Senior Market Manager for Community Engagement, presents the American Cancer Society’s Recognition Plaque to DRBA Executive Director Tom Cook for the Authority’s adoption of a tobacco-free, smoke-free policy at all its facilities. Joining Mr. Plaia and Mr. Cook are Kirby Reed, American Cancer Society’s Community Manager – Relay for Life (far left) and Heath Gehrke, Director of Ferry Operations (far right) at the presentation ceremony held inside the Cape May ferry terminal.

About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

About the Delaware River and Bay Authority
The DRBA, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962, owns and operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May- Lewes Ferry, and the Forts Ferry Crossing. The DRBA also manages corporate and aviation properties through its economic development powers - two airports in New Jersey (Millville Airport and Cape May Airport) and three in Delaware (New Castle Airport, Civil Air Terminal and Delaware Airpark). All DRBA operating revenues are generated through the bridge, ferry and airport facilities. For more information, visit www.drba.net.

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