N.J. lawmakers pass bill to ban flavored vaping products

N.J. lawmakers pass bill to ban flavored vaping products

A bill that would ban the sale of flavored vaping products was passed Monday by New Jersey lawmakers.

The —which forbids the sale and distribution of vaping products with a "distinguishable flavor, taste, or aroma" and is meant to protect children—was passed in the Senate and State Assembly. It now goes to Gov. Phil Murphy, CBS News reported. If Murphy signs the bill into law, it would take effect 90 days later.

Last year, Murphy set up a task force that recommended a ban on flavored vaping . The task force presented its recommendations in October, just two days after the state's first vaping-related death was reported. At the time, Murphy agreed with the 's findings, CBS News reported.

"Without question, I would take more forceful executive action today if I had the authority," Murphy said in October. "But ultimately, many of these recommendations need to be taken up by the legislature."

More information: CBS News Article

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