Bloomington Votes to Raise Tobacco Purchasing Age

Bloomington Votes to Raise Tobacco Purchasing Age Photo: KSTP/File

November 06, 2017 11:52 PM

The Bloomington City Council on Monday joined Edina and St. Louis Park in voting to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21.

The council voted 6-0 following a couple hours of public testimony at its Monday night meeting. 

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RELATED: As Tobacco Law Changes in St. Louis Park, Other Cities Look to Follow Suit

The ordinance bans the sale of tobacco products to anyone under 21. 

In May, the Edina City Council adopted an ordinance to raise the purchasing age to 21. St. Louis Park followed suit in July.  

Meanwhile on Monday, the St. Cloud City Council also voted to raise the minimum purchasing age. But Mayor Dave Kleis said he would veto the measure, according to the group Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation.  
 

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