Will New Jersey raise smoking age to 21?
May 17, 2013 | 3275 views | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print

HOBOKEN AND BEYOND -- Hoboken-based Assemblyman Ruben Ramos plans to sponsor legislation in the state Assembly to move the age of buying tobacco products from 19 to 21. He joined lawmakers in New York City on Thursday to announce the initiative, as the New York City Council recently introduced such a law.

"We all know that most adults who smoke now had their first cigarettes as teenagers," Ramos was quoted as saying in published articles. "It is my belief that passing this law will discourage people from smoking that first cigarette, saving them their health, their money, and maybe even their lives.”

Ramos is running for mayor in Hoboken in November, and would have to give up the Assembly job if he wins.

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May 17, 2013
this article should be corrected..the truth is ramos was not allowed by brian stack to run again for the assembly seat as a democrat so in essence he is out of a job...not sure how he thinks if he couldnt get support to keep his assembly seat why anyone would elect him as a mayor. his chances of being elected mayor is as bad as beth masons..