Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

A617 - (e-cigarette lounge exemption) - Permits vapor lounges for use of electronic smoking devices to be opened under certain circumstances —Session Adjourned

This bill would amend the New Jersey Smoke Free Air Act to permit the use of electronic smoking devices in vapor retail establishments, or in an area provided by a vapor retail establishment for the purpose of smoking. The bill would not permit smoking traditional tobacco products, such as cigarettes or cigars, in vapor retail establishments. The bill would authorize a municipality to adopt an ordinance allowing certain vapor lounges that are exempt from the provisions of the New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act. A prospective vapor lounge would have to apply to the local board of health and be granted an application to register a vapor lounge.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause