Friday, February 19, 2016

NJ - Take action to oppose misguided Tobacco 21 laws

HB 2320, which would raise the minimum purchase age for all tobacco products and vapor products to 21*, is scheduled to be heard in committee on:

Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee
Committee Room 11, 4th Floor
State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Please make plans to attend this hearing. Public testimony will be heard, but it will be at the discretion of the chair. Even if you do not plan to speak, your presence is important as it demonstrates the large numbers of people engaged in this issue.

Please take a moment now to send a message to your Assembly member urging them to oppose this bill.

Oppose Tobacco 21 in New Jersey - Take Action

*For more background on Tobacco 21 laws, please see CASAA’s recent statement on this issue from our February 2016 newsletter here.

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