New Jersey is the 4th state in the nation to raise age!
Today, Governor Chris Christie signed S-359/A-2320, which raises the sales age for all tobacco products to 21.
Governor Christie referenced the law’s ability to prevent youth tobacco use and ultimately, addiction:
“By raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21, we are giving young people more time to develop a maturity and better understanding of how dangerous smoking can be and that it is better to not start smoking in the first place”.
We are now one step closer to the goal of preventing tobacco addiction in youth and young adults by adding yet another state to the list. A big thank you to NJGASP for all of the hard work done to pass this historic legislation.
More statewide progress: Maine
Keep your eyes on Maine for passage of yet another statewide law! Both the House and Senate have voted the bill through and it now awaits the Governor’s signature. Governor LePage has until August 1 to pass or veto the law.