Op-Ed: A call to do more to stop illegal vaping among young people

June 21, 2024 by njspotlightnews.org

Op-Ed: A call to do more to stop illegal vaping among young people

New Jersey has long been at the forefront of anti-smoking initiatives that promote health equity and aim to protect our children from the harms of Big Tobacco. I am proud to have led many of the policy efforts, including sponsoring the law in January 2020 making New Jersey the first in the nation to prohibit the sale and distribution of flavored vape products that are particularly attractive to kids. While this law was an important step forward, far too many young people are still getting their hands on illegal vapes, which are threatening their health and trapping them in addiction to nicotine.


18.30% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 48.7 million current smokers in United States 21.60% of men are current smokers but only 15.20% of women.
SOURCE: GSTHR


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