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Posted on: October 10, 2019

City Council adopts tobacco ordinance change restricting sales to under age 21

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In recent years a number of cities and counties in Minnesota have raised the minimum age to purchase tobacco to 21. The intention of this approach is to increase the age gap between kids and those who can legally buy tobacco, to help keep tobacco out of the school environment and reduce early adoption of tobacco use among young people. More information on the 'Tobacco 21' movement is available at the Minnesota Department of Health's website.

The City Council adopted Ordinance 2019-09 on Oct. 8, 2019, which amends Chapter 111 Tobacco as follows:

  • Increasing the minimum age to purchase tobacco from age 18 to age 21.
  • Enhancing language to ensure that vaping forms of tobacco are clearly identified.
  • Instituting a fine structure for retailers that fail compliance checks.

The full ordinance is available for review at St. Anthony City Hall, located at 3301 Silver Lake Road.

View the City Council's Oct. 8 packet.
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