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Mystery of Barnegat trash explosion solved — mostly

Authorities say there was no malicious intent ... even if they don't know exactly how it happened.

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Bid to raise California tobacco tax nears November ballot

A well-financed campaign backed by billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, medical groups and organized labor has collected enough signatures for a ballot measure to raise California's cigarette tax by $2 a pack, officials said.

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New York City Council Proposes Bill To Raise Minimum Age For Buying Cigarettes To 21
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Christie vetoes bill to raise smoking age in NJ

Gov. Chris Christie has effectively vetoed legislation that would have raised New Jersey’s smoking age from 19 to 21.

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New York City Council Proposes Bill To Raise Minimum Age For Buying Cigarettes To 21
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NJ inches closer to setting legal age for tobacco at 21

The minimum age to buy or sell tobacco products and electronic cigarettes in New Jersey is 19. A bill that would raise the legal age to 21 is one step away from Gov. Chris Christie’s desk.

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World Health Organisation Calls For Regulation Of Ecigarettes
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Should NJ raise the smoking age to 21? – Poll

You may be a legal adult at 18, but if you live in a place like Rutherford, New Jersey, you still can't buy nicotine products.

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Tobacco firms get partial win over claims on smoking effects

America's largest tobacco companies must inform consumers that cigarettes were designed to increase addiction, but not that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.

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New Jersey agents tackle tobacco smuggling

Due to its higher-than-average cigarette taxes, New Jersey has become a hot zone for tobacco smuggling.

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Brian Vincent poses in front of a large display of tobacco products at Vincent's Country Store in Westminster, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. Local officials are contemplating what could be a first: a blanket ban on all forms of tobacco and e-cigarettes, leaving some shop owners fuming. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Brian Vincent poses in front of a large display of tobacco products at Vincent's Country Store in Westminster, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. Local officials are contemplating what could be a first: a blanket ban on all forms of tobacco and e-cigarettes, leaving some shop owners fuming. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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NJ seeks chewing tobacco ban in schools

New Jersey lawmakers have long worked to limit where, when and which people can smoke, but another very harmful product has been overlooked.

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Report: New Jersey making progressing against cancer

New Jersey is making strides in the fight against cancer but there is still a great deal of work to be done, according to a new report by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, which found that three-quarters of all states are falling short.

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Organized crime smuggling tobacco into NJ

Organized crime has found a new way to make a big profit: by illegally transporting cigarettes into New Jersey and other Northeast states.

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