Law | Princeton, NJ Passes First Reading For 21

The Princeton Board of Health unanimously approved an introduction to the ordinance that would ban the sale of tobacco and electronic cigarettes to those under 21.

The board will now hold a public meeting on Tuesday, April 21st at 7:30. The meeting which will take place at 1 Monument Drive in the city of Princeton will bet a final vote on adoption of the law.

Currently, the state age requirement for purchasing tobacco products is 19. Should the law pass in Princeton, the Department of Health will be in charge of enforcing the ordinance by periodically performing undercover operations.

The penalty for selling to those under 21 would become $250 for the first violation and $500 for the second violation.

Princeton, New Jersey is home to 28,000 residents over 18.363 square miles and was founded in 1683.