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Surge in Bergen County towns raising age of tobacco and e-cigarette sales to 21 (The Record, Reporter Linda Moss)

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With the use of electronic cigarettes on the rise particularly among teenagers, a growing number of New Jersey towns are seeking to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco and nicotine-delivery products such as electronic smoking devices to 21 from 19.

Bergen County has been a leader on the age of sale ordinances. East Rutherford could become the eighth Garden State municipality to increase the age of sale for tobacco products to 21. The Borough Council introduced an ordinance on April 21, the same day that Princeton’s Board of Health adopted a similar policy. Englewood was the first to do so, last August, and five other towns — Teaneck, Bogota, Garfield, Highland Park and Sayreville — have followed suit.

You can read more about this on NorthJersey.com.