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Rutherford introduces ban on nicotine sales to those under 21 (The Record, Reporter Linda Moss)

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On June 22, the Rutherford Borough Council introduced an ordinance that bars of the sale of tobacco and other “nicotine-delivery systems”, including electronic cigarettes, to those under 21. State law sets the minimum age of sale at 19.

Rutherford Councilman Jack Manzo and Mayor Joseph DeSalvo also expressed for support of the new ordinance. “I think it’s a no-brainer,” said Councilman Jack Manzo. “If I could raise the minimum age to 90, I would.” “I just think it’s good in general to limit smoking to younger people,” Rutherford Mayor Joseph DeSalvo said. “From what we know now about smoking, nobody should be smoking.”

Read more at The Record’s full news clip.