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[New Jersey] EDITORIAL: Last chance, Gov. Christie: Raise the legal N.J. smoking age to 21

If this bill is signed, the state still would collect close to $700 million in tax revenue from tobacco sales. The people opposed to this bill can comfort themselves in the knowledge that Big Tobacco still has a fighting chance... It has never been clear,
added Jun 7, 2017 16:34

[New Jersey] Chatham Health Survey Says 10.3 Percent of Students Have Tried E-Cigarettes/Vaping

Lori Gironda, Chatham High assistant principal, reported that 10.3 percent of CHS students had answered a survey in which they indicated that they had tried an e-cigarette or vape pen in the previous 30 days. Gironda held up a vape pen at the regular me
added Jun 7, 2017 02:07

[New Jersey] Move to raise age for N.J. tobacco sales to 21 gains momentum again

A state Assembly panel voted Thursday to raise the age for tobacco product purchases in New Jersey from 19 to 21, a move that will cost the state nearly $16 million in tax revenue. The 7-3 vote of the Assembly Appropriations Committee sends the bill to t
added Jun 2, 2017 17:50

[New Jersey] NJ considers using more cigarette tax money on programs to help people quit

The proposal (S862/A3338) would dedicate 1 percent of the roughly $700 million a year the state collects from cigarette taxes, or $7 million, to anti-smoking initiatives. It’s a step in the right direction, said Karen Blumenfeld, executive director of Gl
WKXW-FM 101.5 FM (Trenton, NJ)
added Jun 2, 2017 05:06

[New Jersey] Editorial: No surprise cigarette sales rise in Jersey

Big Tobacco made billions of dollars getting people hooked. It had to pay a relatively small amount – $200 billion – in restitution to settle a massive class-action lawsuit. New Jersey didn’t use any of that money to help curb the spread of smoking. New
Hackensack (NJ) Record/Herald News
added May 31, 2017 00:00

[New Jersey] Margate residents ask for beach-smoking ban

Residents of the 9600 Atlantic Avenue Condominium Association asked city officials May 18 to follow Longport’s lead and ban smoking on the beach. Resident Wendy Dickstein said she is concerned that knowing they cannot light up there, Longport smokers wil
Shore News Today
added May 30, 2017 22:57

[New Jersey] NJ cigarette sales jump; lawmakers unhappy

For the first time in five years, cigarette tax collections in New Jersey are increasing – prompting renewed concern from lawmakers about the state’s investment in smoker cessation programs.
Asbury Park (NJ) Press
added May 27, 2017 19:39

[New Jersey] Congressman wants action on battery fires, explosions

Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.) says the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should do something about it. In a letter to the heads of each agency, Pallone is asking for a briefing to find out what, if anythi
Consumer Affairs
added May 27, 2017 14:29

[New Jersey] JEFF EDELSTEIN: Wildwood smoking ban in pure silliness

But for Wildwood to ban smoking on the boardwalk? Come on. It’s outside. It’s not like smokers are going to grab me by the head and French kiss American Spirits down my throat; I’m a big boy, and I can handle a whiff of Marlboro as I stroll the boards. A
The Trentonian
added May 26, 2017 12:51

[New Jersey] Wildwood moves to ban smoking on Boardwalk

Barring any surprises, Wildwood’s Boardwalk will be smoke-free in 2018. The City Commissioners gave final approval Wednesday afternoon to an ordinance banning smoking on the Boardwalk and its adjoining ramps and stairs.
The Press of Atlantic City
added May 25, 2017 01:23
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