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Plymouth, Minn. Increases Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

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Minnesota now has its fourth city to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco, electronic cigarettes, and other nicotine delivery products to 21-years-old.

On Tuesday night, the Plymouth City Council passed the increase by a 4-3 vote, joining Edina, St. Louis Park, and Bloomington as cities in the state to pass the Tobacco 21 increase. It goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2018.

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Retailers who violate the law will face a misdemeanor penalty, with fines starting at $500 for a first offense and reaching a maximum of $2,000. A store’s tobacco license can also be suspended or revoked for multiple violations with a 24-month period.

With a population of 76,000 residents, Plymouth is the seventh-largest city in Minnesota. It is located approximately 11 miles west of Minneapolis.

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I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.

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