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Gov. Christie Vetoes Raising The Smoking Age

NJ Gov. Chris Christie vetoed 65 bills, including one to raise the smoking age.
NJ Gov. Chris Christie vetoed 65 bills, including one to raise the smoking age. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Governor's Office

BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. — The smoking age won’t be raised to 21 in New Jersey following Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of the measure, reports the Asbury Park Press.

The Legislation would have raised the minimum age for buying cigarettes and electronic smoking devices and had passed by wide margins in both the Senate and the Assembly, reports the Asbury Park Press.

The governor vetoed 65 bills and signed 93 into law on Tuesday, Jan. 19, according to the Asbury Park Press.

There’s no opportunity for lawmakers to defeat the vetoes even if it had the votes, since a new Legislature has since taken over, according to the Asbury Park Press.

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