NJ Gov Chris Christie Will Not Sign Bill To Raise Tobacco Age

New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie has chosen not to act on a bill that would have raised the smoking age in NJ from 19 to 21. This is the second time that the Governor has chosen not to pass a bill passed by the New Jersey legislature that would have stripped away the rights for an adult to make an adult decision.

The bill would have fined retailers up to $1,000 if they did not adhere to the measure.

The move leaves Hawaii as the only state to raise the age to 21. There are currently 8 other states and Washington DC that have introduced similar measures. Additionally, there is also a Federal proposal that is looking to raise the age to 21 on a national level.

The news of the veto was first reported by the Associated Press.

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