by: angela garrity
Star Tribune reports that Minnesota’s Hennepin County is considering raising the age to purchase tobacco to 21 as well as ban the sale of flavored tobacco products outside of adult-only tobacco stores, and raise the minimum age of sellers of tobacco products to 18. The proposal would affect five cities on the west side of the county including: Greenfield, Mound, Rockford, Rogers and St. Bonifacius — as well as Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
The board is scheduled to discuss and possibly modify the ordinance on June 25 and vote on it July 9.
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