North Oaks 24th community raises tobacco sales age to 21

The community of North Oaks might be small, but it came up big when it comes to protecting its youth. North Oaks unanimously voted to raise the tobacco sales age to 21 on March 14. “We’re a small community, but our neighboring communities, like Shoreview, started passing Tobacco 21, so we thought we’d make it […]

Altria buys stake in JUUL: What it means

By Betsy Brock Research Director Altria, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, recently purchased a stake in JUUL, the company that manufactures the wildly popular e-cigarette with the same name. JUUL controls approximately 70 percent of the e-cigarette market. The company started in 2015 and is valued at $38 billion. JUUL’s stated mission is to “improve […]

Eden Prairie 19th MN city to raise tobacco sales age to 21

The Eden Prairie City Council took a big step toward protecting youth from the harms of tobacco when it voted 3-1 to raise the tobacco sales age to 21 on Dec. 4, 2018. “When we talk about tobacco-related costs, we can just talk about the small profits loss to several businesses,” said council member Ron […]

Brooklyn Center 16th to raise tobacco sales age to 21; also restricts sale of e-cigarettes

Brooklyn Center became the latest city in Minnesota to protect its youth when the City Council unanimously voted to raise the tobacco sales age to 21 on Nov. 12, 2018. The city also restricted the sale of all electronic delivery devices to adult-only tobacco stores as a way to impact the growing trend of e-cigarette […]

Lauderdale 14th T21 city, also restricts all flavored tobacco sales

Like many of its neighboring cities, Lauderdale placed a priority on the health of its youth and residents on Oct. 23, 2018, when the City Council unanimously voted to restrict the sale of all flavored tobacco products and to raise the tobacco sales age to 21. Lauderdale is the 14th Minnesota city to raise the […]

Minnetonka 12th T21 City in MN

Minnetonka jointed the momentum to raise the tobacco sales age to 21. It became the latest city in the Metro when the City Council unanimously voted to raise the tobacco sales age to 21 on Sept. 17. “This is one of the easiest votes I’ve cast,” council member Tim Bergstedt said. “We are making a […]

Roseville 11th Minnesota city to raise tobacco sales age to 21

Roseville became the latest city in the Metro to protect youth when the City Council unanimously voted to raise the tobacco sales age to 21 on June 18.

Richfield raises tobacco sales age to 21

The Richfield City Council showed strong leadership in protecting the health and well-being of its residents on June 12 by voting unanimously to raise the tobacco sales age to 21.

Minneapolis largest city in MN to raise tobacco sales age to 21

The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously on May 25 to raise the tobacco sales age to 21, drawing a standing ovation from the large crowd.

Falcon Heights restricts sale of all flavored tobacco products, raises tobacco sales age to 21

Falcon Heights took major steps to protect its youth and residents on May 9, when it became the first city in the state to restrict the sale of all flavored tobacco products to adult-only tobacco stores and raise the tobacco sales age to 21. The measures passed on a 3-2 vote. Falcon Heights is the […]