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[New Jersey] 'Beaches into ashtrays': After conditional veto, smoking still OK on most NJ beaches

New Jersey Sierra Club director Jeff Tittel said he believes Christie is "sacrificing" the health and safety of people on the beach with the veto, considering secondhand smoke and potentially lit cigarettes buried in the sand..."We shouldn't be OK with t
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Aug 7, 2016 03:35

[New Jersey, Pennsylvania] Merchants: Pa. cigarette tax will kill out-of-state business

There are four cigarette outlets on Northampton Street in Easton, within a block-and-a-half of the New Jersey border. The tax difference of $1.10 per pack was an incentive for New Jersey residents to make the drive across the Delaware River, business ow
Easton (PA) Express-Times
added Aug 1, 2016 21:46

[New Jersey] EDITORIAL: Partial outdoor smoking ban better than none

While we support the ban, we don’t believe legislators should bother expending any political capital or sacrificing other needs to get this done now. We recommend accepting the terms of the conditional veto, and revisiting the issue under a new governor.
Asbury Park (NJ) Press
added Jul 28, 2016 17:54

[New Jersey, Virginia] N.J. man, Henrico man plead not guilty in cigarette scheme

Two men allegedly involved in trafficking at least $9.5 million in Virginia cigarettes for illegal resale in New Jersey and other states pleaded not guilty in federal court Monday. U.S. District Judges Robert E. Payne set a four-day trial beginning Oct.
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Jul 27, 2016 03:36

[New Jersey] EDITORIAL: Our view: Where there's smoking to ban, there's heat, not much light

The end result of the bill and Christie's approach seem very similar. We slightly prefer Christie's approach for its modest nod to home rule and less unneeded regulation.
The Press of Atlantic City
added Jul 25, 2016 16:17


But John Weber, the mid-Atlantic regional manager for the Surfrider Foundation, worried about the confusion this could cause for beachgoers. Nobody lights up in restaurants anymore, he noted, because the public is clear that it is illegal. Smoking bans a
NJ Spotlight
added Jul 21, 2016 04:28

[New Jersey] Why a smoker thinks he shouldn't be allowed to light up on N.J. beaches

"I think it's the right thing to do," said Horning, of Wall, who was basking in the sun while sitting on a wooden fence near the Ocean Avenue Bridge Saturday afternoon. Even when smoking was permitted in bars and restaurants in New Jersey years ago, Hor
added Jul 17, 2016 02:38

[New Jersey] VIDEO: Christie Won’t Force Towns To Ban Smoking At Beaches, Parks

Gov. Chris Christie shot down a statewide smoking ban at public parks and beaches for a second time on Friday, but told lawmakers that he would support a ban at those owned by the state. In conditionally vetoing the measure approved by the Legislature in
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 17, 2016 02:32

[New Jersey] Christie vetoes smoking ban at beaches and parks a second time

but this time around he says he's willing to support a ban at state-run properties. Christie made the offer in his conditional veto message of legislation that sought to extend the state's prohibition on lighting up indoors to all areas of public parks a
Burlington County (NJ) Times
added Jul 16, 2016 00:36

[New Jersey] Inquirer editorial: All Shore beaches should be smoke-free

Even if statewide smoke-free beaches don't fit the narrative of Republican politics, Christie - vice presidential prospect or not - should be eager to shore up New Jersey's tourism industry by joining Sweeney on this issue. It would be in the state's bes
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Jul 4, 2016 16:34
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