New Jersey State Council Approves Three Anti-Tobacco Bills

May 19, 2024

The Morris County Council Health Committee in New Jersey has approved three bills to combat the increasing prevalence of tobacco and e-cigarette products. The proposed legislation includes increasing penalties for selling e-cigarettes, mandatory inspections for retailers, and developing guidelines for schools to educate the public about the dangers of tobacco and e-cigarettes. Bill A3992 expands the definition of tobacco products and increases penalties for retailers selling tobacco products to individuals under 21. Bill A2388 allows law enforcement agencies to conduct annual inspections and confiscate e-cigarette products. Bill A2029 will guide the NJDOE and NJDOH in developing campus anti-e-cigarette activity guidelines.

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