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Beach Smoking Ban Awaits N.J.’s Christie as First of Kind

 Lawmakers in New Jersey, with some of the toughest anti-smoking laws in the U.S., are seeking more restrictions with the first statewide ban at beaches and parks and the nation’s highest minimum age, 21, to buy tobacco. The proposals come as Republican Governor Chris Christie, a 51-year-old Republican considering a 2016 presidential run, courts social