Op-Ed: NJ needs to do more to stop underage tobacco sales

June 19, 2024 by njspotlightnews.org

Op-Ed: NJ needs to do more to stop underage tobacco sales

The Rutgers Institute for Nicotine and Tobacco Studies has a call to action for New Jersey lawmakers: Based on our research, New Jersey is failing its young people — and we need to bolster regulation and enforcement. State legislators deserve credit for passing innovative tobacco laws in recent years to protect young people. New Jersey was among the earliest states to raise the minimum age of sale to 21 for tobacco and e-cigarettes, contributing to a trend that spread nationwide. New Jersey also banned the sale of flavored e-cigarettes.


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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