Cities Protect Youth From Tobacco

It's been an exciting month for local policy! Bloomington and Plymouth both passed ordinances raising the minimum tobacco sales age to 21 years old. Robbinsdale passed an ordinance restricting flavored tobacco products (except for menthol) to adult only stores and established a minimum price for flavored cigars. St. Louis Park also passed a policy restricting flavored tobacco to adult only stores, making it the first city in Minnesota to pass both Tobacco 21 and flavor restrictions. Alexandria added e-cigarettes to the city's clean indoor air policy, removing them from bars and restaurants. The Physician Advocacy Network would like to congratulate these cities on their leadership and thank the physicians who advocated on behalf of these policies.