Not every city is jumping on the Tobacco 21 bandwagon, as evidenced this week when the Cambridge City Council rejected an ordinance to make the minimum age to purchase tobacco products 21-years-old in the city.
The proposal failed by a 2-3 vote, according to a report by HometownSource.com. However, the city could still have to adjust its minimum age to purchase tobacco, as the ordinance passed by the Isanti County Commissioners could be applied within the city should commissioners decide to do so thanks to the Minnesota Local Public Health Act. The county’s increase went into effect on June 1.
There has also been an active push to raise the age statewide via bills in the Minnesota Legislature.
Cambridge is located approximately 50 miles north of Minneapolis and is home to roughly 8,800 residents.