New Jersey Tries Once Again to Increase Smoking Age to 21
Another bill to increase the smoking age in New Jersey to 21 has found its way to Gov. Chris Christie's desk once again, thanks to NJ lawmakers.
SNJ Today reports the State Assembly approved the age change from 19 to 21 on June 22. With this measure, you'll have to be 21 to purchase tobacco and electronic cigarettes.
Gov. Chris Christie vetoed this bill around this time last year, catering to store owners and retailers who claim the age change will affect their sales.
Under this bill, retailers guilty of selling tobacco products to underage people will result in a $1,000 fine, and no penalty to those caught smoking.
Source: SNJ Today