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Latest Updates

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

June 22, 2017
New Jersey

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Name: Marc Kaplan American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Cell: (518) 796-1038 Email: Marc.Kaplan@cancer.org NJ State Assembly Passes Legislation That Will Protect Youth from Deadly Addiction and Disease ACS CAN Applauds Increase in Tobacco Sales Age from 19 to 21 TRENTON,

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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