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North Plainfield, NJ may raise tobacco sale age to 21

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North Plainfield could become the ninth municipality in New Jersey to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 19 to 21 if the borough council passes an ordinance on Monday, June 22, 2015.

North Plainfield Councilman Doug Singleterry, who introduced the ordinance, said a 2015 federal study by the Institute of Medicine showed that raising the age of tobacco sales to 21 will reduce smoking by 12 percent.

Singleterry is hopeful that if North Plainfield and other municipalities pass ordinances, the New Jersey Assembly bill concerning raising the age of sale for tobacco products to 21, will work work its way out of committee and come to the floor for a vote.

You can read more at myCentralJersey.com.