Vote against flavors

    New Jersey lawmakers voted on Monday to ban flavored vapor products in an effort to reduce youth tobacco use. The bill now awaits approval from Governor Phil Murray.

    The legislation also prohibits the use of coupons or discounts to purchase tobacco or vapor products, and it would bar menthol-flavored products, as well as fruit and candy flavors, but would allow tobacco flavors.

    If approved, New Jersey would follow Massachusetts as the only other state with a statewide ban on flavors, though other states have enacted emergency regulations on the sales of flavored products.

    Murray has not indicated whether he will sign the legislation into law.