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Gov. Christie gets bill banning tobacco sales to those under 21 (Susan K.Livio, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

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On January 11, 2015 NJ Advance Media for NJ.com reports that the state Assembly gave final legislative approval Monday to a bill that would outlaw the sale of tobacco and vaping products to people under age 21 in New Jersey.

The bill, which passed 49-20 with five abstentions, has been criticized by retailers but lauded by public health experts. There was no debate in the full Assembly Monday before the vote.

The Assembly would now send the bill to Gov. Chris Christie, who will decide whether to sign it into law or veto it.