SO ordinance will allow hookah lounges

Trustees pass an ordinance on first reading with a split vote to allow hookah lounges, vape stores

SO ordinance will allow hookah lounges

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In a close vote on Aug. 13, the South Orange Board of Trustees passed business code revisions, which will allow hookah lounges and vape stores to operate in town. There were two revision ordinances on the agenda for the Aug. 13 meeting: one permitting hookah lounges and vape stores on Valley […]

Bill to raise minimum smoking age now law

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation sponsored by state senators Richard J. Codey and Joseph F. Vitale raising the minimum age to buy tobacco products and electronic smoking devices from 19 to 21 years of age in New Jersey was signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie on July 21. “The governor and I have finally found […]

Guarino pushes anti-smoking legislation through council

Guarino pushes anti-smoking legislation through council

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved two ordinances on second and final reading during its April 19 meeting: one increasing the legal age for purchasing tobacco products in town to 21, and one requiring vendors who sell e-cigarettes to be licensed by the township. Both ordinances were passed by 4-1 votes, […]

Maplewood poised to up smoking age to 21 in town

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee is currently considering a proposal for an ordinance that would raise the age to which local retailers can sell tobacco products to 21; the state-mandated cutoff is currently 19. According to Mayor Vic DeLuca, such an ordinance would cover the sales of both cigarettes and e-cigarettes in addition […]

Township Council planning to raise smoking age to 21

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved two ordinances on first reading during its March 22 meeting to increase the age of customers to whom vendors can sell tobacco products in town to 21, and requiring vendors who sell e-cigarettes to be licensed by the township. Both ordinances were passed by 4-1 […]