In November 2017 it became illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to purchase tobacco products in the state of New Jersey. Now a bill in the New Jersey legislature would prohibit shipments of cigars and other tobacco products from being delivered to anyone under the age of 21.
A.B. 4896 would modify the existing law to add language that would require any person making a delivery of a tobacco product or nicotine delivery device, i.e. e-cigarettes, to obtain a signature of a person at least 21 years or older. The law would apply to cigars, pipe tobacco and e-cigarette related products; a federal law prohibits the shipment of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco to any consumer.
The bill was introduced by Assemblyman Herb Conway Jr., D-Burlington, and has two other co-sponsors. A hearing is scheduled in the Assembly’s Health and Senior Services Committee tomorrow.