A bipartisan group of legislators has introduced a bill that would raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 in the state.

The bill, whose text has not yet been posted online, comes as cities in the state—including large suburbs around Minneapolis—have made similar changes at the local level.

A similar effort was introduced last year but failed to become law.

California, HawaiiMaine, New Jersey and Oregon have all raised the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old.

Charlie Minato

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