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Minnesota House passes Tobacco 21 bill

A bill raising the tobacco age to 21 in Minnesota is headed to the state Senate after passing in the Minnesota House Saturday (89-41). Laura Smith with Minnesotans for a Smoke-free Generation says it’s a positive step because… 

Smith says despite the federal government changing the federal tobacco age to 21, the state tobacco age is still 18, which is causing retailers and law enforcement confusion. In Minnesota, 75 communities have already adopted local Tobacco 21 policies, including Austin, Albert Lea and Waseca locally.

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