Edina Seeks to be First Minnesota City to Raise Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21


Edina, Minn. could become the first Minnesota city to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21.

The City Council voted to draft a proposal that would raise the minimum purchasing age for all tobacco products including e-cigarettes. Edina does not have a standalone tobacconists.


California and Hawaii have raised the minimum age to purchase tobacco to 21 statewide, while over 100 cities and towns in Massachusetts have individually increased the required purchasing age.

Edina is located in Hennepin County, located just over 5 miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis. It has a population of around 50,000.

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