Welcome to Global Advisors on Smokefree Policy (New Jersey GASP)
Global Advisors on Smokefree Policy (GASP) is a globally-recognized nonprofit based in Summit, New Jersey. Our dedicated mission is to educate the public on the benefits of smokefree and tobacco-free living. Our Policy Resource Center’s expertise is on emerging trends and issues in tobacco control and policy initiatives.
For more than 41 years, GASP’s global reach has positively impacted millions of lives by serving as an educational resource provider of technical assistance to nations, states, counties, municipalities, companies, public health partners and the public-at-large.
Our educational initiatives raise awareness about the health concerns with new products such as e-cigarettes and hookah, to help youth and young adults not to start tobacco or e-cigarette use. We also focus on the benefits of smokefree environments such as outdoor parks and beaches, college campuses and multi-unit unit housing.
Trending are our resources on point of sale regulations to reduce access of products to youth and young adults, such as requiring age 21 to be sold tobacco products, banning self-service displays of such products, local licensing of electronic smoking device retailers and requiring child-resistant e-liquid packaging.
GASP also serves as a resource on compliance with federal, state, county and local laws on tobacco use and sales. We are the only nonprofit to track all New Jersey state, county and local tobacco control ordinances.
In 2015, GASP was quoted in print, radio or television media for our expertise, on average weekly. See our webpage “GASP in the News” linked from the blue tab “News and Media” in the left column, our Facebook page and GASP You Tube channel.
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