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No cigarettes until you’re 21: N.J. lawmakers push bill raising tobacco sales age (Susan K. Livio, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

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On December 10, 2015 the New Jersey state Assembly panel approved a bill that would prohibit tobacco and electronic vaping product retailers in New Jersey from selling to young adults under the age of 21 instead of 19.  The NJ Advance Media reported that representatives from the New Jersey Food Council and the American Vaping Association urged the Assembly Health and Senior Citizens Committee to vote against, or at least amend what is called the “Tobacco 21″ bill.

Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen), one of the bill’s sponsors said, “This will change the culture of our youth and create a lifestyle that is healthier and smoke-free,” Huttle said. “This will save lives.”

The bill passed by an 11-1 vote. The bill has passed the Senate. It moves to the full Assembly for a final vote, before it goes to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk.

Read the full NJ Advance Media for NJ.com article.