Tobacco 21 Bill Introduced in Minnesota House of Representatives

A bipartisan group of legislators introduce a bill in the House to raise the tobacco sales age to 21 in Minnesota. The bill’s main author, Representative Anselmo (R-Edina) spoke at a press conference alongside TCMS Board Member Dr. Caleb Schultz and other advocates, including youth and members of the Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation coalition. Dr. Schultz was a leader in bringing Tobacco 21 to Edina, the first city to pass the policy last year. He expressed hopes that legislators would support a statewide policy so that all communities can benefit from the lifesaving measure. Bloomington, Plymouth, St. Louis Park and North Mankato have all passed Tobacco 21 policies in the past year. To learn more visit or sign an online postcard to your legislators.