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Highland Park poised to require retailers get a license if they sell e-cigarettes (New Brunswick Patch, Carly Baldwin)

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On March 15, Highland Park passed on 1st reading an ordinance that will require retailers to obtain a license from the local health department if they want to sell electronic smoking devices like e-cigarettes, e-liquids, etc. GASP was invited to present to the town on the reasons why ten other communities in NJ have such a policy, and has served as the educational resource provider to the community on this topic, with Program Manager Chinemelum Onwumelu presenting to the town on this topic.  Previously, GASP provided educational resources to Highland Park when it was evaluating whether to do a smokefree parks ordinance, and an ordinance that requires age 21 to be sold tobacco and e-cigarettes; both of these ordinances also passed and are now in effect.

Recently, GASP provided educational presentations to Highland Park’s high school students on the benefit of living tobacco-free, and the health concerns with using e-cigarettes and hookah, during their Wellness Day last month.

Read the New Brunswick Patch’s story on the licensing ordinance.