While the federal increase in the tobacco purchasing age continues to get sorted out—including having several trade organizations making a public request for clarification over when it will be enforced—local municipalities continue to pass their own increases. On Monday, it was Breckenridge, Minn.,
The ordinance increases the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old but does not effect the age to possess or use tobacco products. However, a person using false identification and attempting to purchase tobacco products could be cited.
The council also made changes to the administrative fees for obtaining a tobacco retailers license, both of which will go into effect upon publication of the ordinance’s passage.
The town is home to approximately 3,200 residents and is located on the western edge of the state, near the southeastern corner of North Dakota.