Litchfield, Minn. Plans Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase


The central Minnesota town of Litchfield is poised to increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21.

Yesterday, the Litchfield City Council voted 5-2 in favor of an ordinance that would set 21 as the minimum age to purchase tobacco. According to the Litchfield Independent Review, the measure underwent some revision. Specifically, those 18 or over will still be able to sell tobacco products, though there will be fines for those caught selling to anyone under 21. An ammendment also removed restrictions on how far away licensed tobacco sellers needed to be away from one another.


The ordinance still needs to pass a second reading in two weeks.

Litchfield is located about 60 miles of Minneapolis. It has a population around 7,000.

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