Richfield Raises Age for Tobacco Sales to 21

Richfield Raises Age for Tobacco Sales to 21 Photo: KSTP

June 12, 2018 09:41 PM

Richfield has become the latest Minnesota city to raise the legal age for buying tobacco.

The Richfield City Council voted unanimously to raise the age to 21 Tuesday night.

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Nine other Minnesota cities have already raised the age -- Edina, St. Louis Park, Bloomington, Plymouth, North Mankato, Falcon Heights, Shoreview, Minneapolis and St. Peter.

"This is not about stigmatizing smokers or stigmatizing the vaping community,” Councilmember Maria Regan Gonzalez said. “It is about limiting access for our youth to nicotine and starting smoking."

RELATED: MDH: Research Shows Raising Tobacco Sales Age Could Combat Rising Use among State's Youth

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