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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: 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,

June 19, 2017
New Jersey

The New Jersey State Senate has passed a bill by a vote of 38-0. (S862/A3338) that would dedicate one percent of state tobacco tax revenues to fund tobacco prevention and cessation services as part of a statewide comprehensive Tobacco Control Program. The assembly had previously passed the bill unanimously.

June 15, 2017
New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ – The state and nation’s leading public health groups joined forces with Senate and Assembly leaders today to urge passage of bills that will vastly improve the state’s tobacco control efforts. A3338 and S862 will protect kids and save lives by increasing funding for the state’s Comprehensive Tobacco

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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