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Lawmakers debate bill to raise New Jersey's smoking age to 21

The restriction would include cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco

The restriction would include cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

A bill in the state Legislature could raise the legal age to buy tobacco in New Jersey to 21.

The restriction would include cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes.

If approved, New Jersey would have the highest age limit in the country.

"Nicotine is more addictive than heroin," says state Sen. Joseph Vitale. "So when someone starts smoking,...

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