Carlton County, Minn. Raises Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

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This week, the Carlton County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed an ordinance that will raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old. It’s a move that comes on the heels of a federal increase being signed into law as well.

Like the national increase, there is no specified date for the county’s increase, as the text of the ordinance has not yet been released by the county.

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Additionally, the county is implementing new sales restrictions on the sale of flavored tobacco products, including menthol.

Carlton County is located approximately 125 miles north of the Minneapolis metropolitan area and is home to approximately 35,500 residents.

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