City of Duluth raises minimum age to buy tobacco products

You will soon have to be 21 to buy tobacco products in Duluth.

The City Council voted 6-1 Monday evening in favor of an ordinance that sets the minimum age for purchase at 21.

Councilor Em Westerlund co-sponsored the local law.

Westerlund says it only makes sense for the city to address the growing risk e-cigarettes pose to young people, predisposing them to a lifetime of addiction.

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