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Why now?

  • New Jersey recently raised the age of sale for tobacco products to 21.  This created a new population of young adults, many who are addicted to nicotine, who lost access to tobacco products ​

  • ​99% of smokers report they began smoking before age 26 

Colleges and universities play a critical role in addressing this growing public health issue. Tobacco-Free

for a Healthy NJ (TFHNJ) has committed to support ALL New Jersey campuses to work towards 100%  tobacco-free policies by pulling together resources and best practices from around the country to make them available to New Jersey campuses. 


TFHNJ will improve access to resources, provide technical assistance to campuses, and facilitate a learning network where NJ colleges/universities can learn from each other.