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Increase the NJ Cigarette Tax

Increasing cigarette taxes are proven to be an effective way to prevent children from smoking and help adults quit.  

Latest Updates

October 10, 2017
New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ –October 5, 2017 – Both candidates for governor of New Jersey have publicly stated their positions on how, if elected, they would work to make cancer a policy priority. As part of its Cancer Votes program, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is contacting

August 22, 2017
Maine, New Jersey, Oregon

In less than a month, three states – Maine , New Jersey and Oregon – have enacted laws that prohibit the selling of cigarettes and other tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. Smoking rates have declined in recent years, but the use

July 31, 2017
New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ –July 31, 2017 – The New Jersey Assembly has passed a lifesaving bill (A3338) that would dedicate one percent, approximately $7 million, of cigarette and tobacco tax dollars, to the New Jersey tobacco control program. This action follows Governor Christie’s conditional veto of the earlier version of

July 21, 2017
New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ – July 21, 2017 – Governor Chris Christie has signed into law a measure that prohibits the sale of tobacco products, including electronic smoking devices to anyone under 21. The current age requirement is 19. California and Hawaii already have enacted this important public health measure. Brian

State Contacts

Sr. Maggie Lopez, Ed. D.
New Jersey Grassroots Manager
Brian Shott
Government Relations Director
Marc Kaplan
Senior Specialist, Division Media Advocacy

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