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How To Help New Jerseyans Giving Up Smoking

It's the first day of Lent and my friend is using this time to try to give up smoking for good.  I really hope he's able to kick the habit...

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Despite nearly $1B in tobacco funds, NJ will spend zero on prevention programs

New Jersey ranks dead last for the money it devotes to tobacco prevention and cessation programs.

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$700M in tobacco taxes annually, but NJ hasn’t funded anti-smoking program

The CDC says New Jersey should spend over $100 million a year to fight smoking. It spends nothing, and hasn't for five years. That may change, but only slightly.

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Why NJ’s anti-smoking lawmaker is leading the effort to open cigar lounges

It's been banned for 10 years in New Jersey, but the creation of new cigar lounges received the green light from an Assembly panel on Thursday.

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Cigarettes Are Litter Too

I try not to get up on a soapbox too often in these pages, but last night when I was walking my dog I saw something that was really disappointing - one of my neighborhood lawns covered in cigarette butts.

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Should Smoking Be Banned On All Ocean County Beaches? [Poll]

For smokers, it's become increasingly more restrictive as to where you can partake. With very few exceptions (such as some casino areas), smoking indoors anywhere is now forbidden, and there are many restrictions on outdoor smoking in public areas too.

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Tobacco Free for a Healthy New Jersey

Tobacco Free for a Healthy NJ (TFHNJ) statewide project focusing on increasing our residents’ access to smoke-free air where they work, live, and play...

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Top US Tobacco Companies Enter E-Cigarette Market
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A push to increase the age for purchasing tobacco, e-cigs

The minimum age to buy or sell tobacco products and electronic cigarettes in New Jersey is 19. Several lawmakers from both political parties said that was not old enough and they’re leading the charge to increase the age. There are critics and opponents, but the movement took another step forward Thursday.

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World Health Organisation Calls For Regulation Of Ecigarettes
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Guess what’s being found in e-cigarettes now?

Recent reports have suggested e-cigarettes are safer than smoking traditional cigarettes, but new research from Harvard University suggests that may not be the case.

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Electronic Cigarette Retailers Face Legislative Setback
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NJ working to reduce e-cigarette use among students

As the number of teenagers smoking electronic cigarettes increases, New Jersey is doing a number of things to combat the growing problem.

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