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Duluth City Council Adopts 'Tobacco 21' Ordinance

Updated: January 28, 2019 10:43 PM

The Duluth City Council has voted to adopt an ordinance that raises the minimum age for buying tobacco products to 21. 

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The Council voted 6-2 Monday evening to adopt the ordinance. The ordinance was introduced by Councilors Em Westerlund and Zack Filipovich.

"In the 1980s, we recognized the dangers of alcohol in the developing brain," Councilor Westerlund said. "And the age for alcohol was raised from 18 to 21. I think this is a very similar straight forward common sense step to take."

The ordinance will go into effect in 120 days. 

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