2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2a - Administration Of Civil And Criminal Justice
Section 2A:170-51.5 - Findings, Declarations Relative To Flavored Cigarettes.
2A:170-51.5 Findings, declarations relative to flavored cigarettes.
1.The Legislature finds and declares that:
a.There has been a proliferation of flavored cigarettes in recent years, and many of these products have fruit, chocolate or other flavors that are particularly attractive to children;
b.According to public health experts, the existence of these products increases the incidence of tobacco use among children;
c.The earlier a person begins using tobacco, the more likely the person will become addicted to tobacco products and continue to smoke throughout that person's life;
d.As a result, flavored cigarettes lead to increased tobacco use and addiction, higher health care costs, and a greater incidence of smoking-related illness and death; and
e.Therefore, flavored cigarettes pose a significant threat to the health of the general public, and the protection of the public health warrants that the sale and distribution of these products be prohibited in this State.
L.2008, c.91, s.1.
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