lunes, 9 de junio de 2014

Tobacco Buying Age to Increase in New Jersey

Tobacco Buying Age to Increase in New Jersey

The age at which a person can buy tobacco could increase if a New Jersey bill passes a state Senate vote. The Senate committee-approved bill to increase the tobacco-buying age would call for merchants to refuse the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products to anyone younger than 21 years of age.

The purpose of the new law is to prevent 19 and 20-year-olds from buying tobacco products. In 2006, New Jersey increased the legal tobacco buying age from 18 to 19 but Sens. Joseph Vitale and Richard Codey, who sponsored the new bill, felt the law did not effectively discourage young adults from smoking.

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