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New Jersey First State to Ban Flavored Vaping Products
To decrease teens from vaping, New Jersey has banned flavored vaping products, as they believe it can lead to nicotine addiction or any other drug abuse.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), “Vaping devices, also known as e-cigarettes, e-vaporizers, or electronic nicotine delivery systems, are battery-operated devices that people use to inhale an aerosol, which typically contains nicotine (though not always), flavorings, and other chemicals. They can resemble traditional tobacco cigarettes (cig-a-likes), cigars, or pipes, or even everyday items like pens or USB memory sticks.”
Flavors such as mango, chocolate, and many others will not be for sale any longer in an effort to curb teens from using vaping devices.
Read on to find out more about Senate Bill 3265.
What Does Senate Bill 3265 Say?
The bill, passed in late January from Governor Murphy, states the following:
“This bill prohibits the sale, offer for sale, and distribution of electronic smoking devices and related products that have a “characterizing flavor.” As used in the substitute, “characterizing flavor” means the electronic smoking device or related product, or any smoke or vapor emanating from that device or product, imparts a distinguishable flavor, taste, or aroma prior to or during consumption, including, but not limited to, any fruit, chocolate, vanilla, honey, candy, cocoa, dessert, alcoholic beverage, herb, or spice flavoring; or the electronic smoking device or related product is advertised or marketed as having or producing any such flavor, taste, or aroma.”
According to NIDA, “Vaping devices are popular among teens and are now the most commonly used form of nicotine among youth in the United States. Some research shows that many teens do not even realize that vaping cartridges contain nicotine, and assume the pods contain only flavoring.”
Amongst teens, marijuana and vaping are the two most common activities. New Jersey is the first state to ban vaping products, and those who do not comply will be fined. To read the complete bill, view Senate Bill 3265.
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