New Jersey should ban the sale of all flavored vaping products and prohibit the online sale of e-cigarettes, according to a task force Gov. Phil Murphy created to address a growing number of severe lung diseases that have killed 18 people in the nation, including a woman in New Jersey.

The Electronic Smoking Device Task Force Report was released Oct. 3.

Smoking, including the use of all electronic smoking devices, is already banned on K-12 public and private school property, under the New Jersey Smokefree Air Act.

Although the sale of vaping products to people under 21 is also prohibited by law in New Jersey, youth access to vape products continues to increase at an alarming rate, according to data reviewed by the Task Force.

Gov. Murphy promised to “act swiftly” to implement the task force’s recommendations, according to a press release issued by the governor’s office.

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