Should New Jersey Raise the Smoking Age to 21? [POLL]
A new bill could mean that the smoking age in New Jersey could be raised from 19-21.
The smoking age in New Jersey is already higher than other states – most have designated 18 as the smoking age, while you have to be 19 to smoke in the Garden State. Supporters of the bill are hoping that a higher smoking age will decrease the amount of young smokers.
You can argue that even though the legal drinking age is 21, underage drinking continues to be a problem, and that underage smoking could become a problem as well.
Will raising the smoking age to 21 actually decrease the amount of young smokers?