New Jersey could have been the second state to raise the smoking age to 21. The state legislature passed a bill that would fine retailers up to $1,000 if they sold cigarettes or e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 21, though the bill would not have punished the underage smokers themselves. However, Governor Chris
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New Jersey has a reputation for strict gun laws. In 2013, the state was ranked as third strictest for firearm laws and fifth lowest for deaths related to gun violence. However, the state’s reputation may be shifting due to recent decisions by the Firearm Purchase and Permitting Study Commission, which was founded by Governor Christie.