ACS CAN is Encouraged by Proposals from Electronic Smoking Device Task Force

October 3, 2019

TRENTON, NJ – October 3, 2019 – Governor Phil Murphy has released the recommendations of the Electronic Smoking Device Task Force.

Samantha DeAlmeida, New Jersey government relations director of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) released the following statement:

“We are encouraged by the Electronic Smoking Device Task Force’s recommendations recognizing the dangers posed to our youth by e-cigarettes. The tobacco industry uses flavored tobacco products to lure kids into a lifetime of addiction.  We look forward to strengthening this proposal and urge lawmakers to pass legislation prohibiting all flavored tobacco products, including cigars and menthol cigarettes, to protect all New Jerseyans.”

ACS CAN, the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, supports evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. ACS CAN works to encourage elected officials and candidates to make cancer a top national priority. ACS CAN gives ordinary people extraordinary power to fight cancer with the training and tools they need to make their voices heard. For more information, visit






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