Two Minnesota cities, Edina and St. Louis Park, recently passed ordinances to restrict sale of menthol tobacco to those 21 or older, other cities, such as Minneapolis and St. Paul are looking to do the same thing!
Both the Minneapolis and St. Paul city councils are looking to restrict the sale of menthol tobacco products to adult-only tobacco product shops.
Tobacco companies add menthol to tobacco products to cool the throat and make them taste better. The tobacco industry markets menthol cigarettes as healthier and safer, but they are just as deadly. Menthol cigarettes increase youth smoking, lead to greater addiction and decrease success in quieting smoking. By restricting menthol tobacco to adult-only tobacco shops, youth will not be exposed to these products.
Minneapolis Public Hearing: Monday July 24, 2017, at 1:30 p.m
Minneapolis City Hall, 350 S 5th St. Room 317, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Vote: Friday August 4, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.
Saint Paul City Public Hearing: Wednesday September 20, 2017, at 5:30 p.m.
Saint Paul City Hall 15 Kellogg Blvd W. Room 300, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Vote: Wednesday September 27, 2017, at 3:30 p.m.
Source: Beautiful Lie Ugly Truth