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State lawmakers renewing call for statewide Tobacco 21 policy

In a bipartisan push, state lawmakers are renewing the call for a statewide Tobacco 21 policy. It’s a move supported by Minnesotans for a Smoke-free Generation. Spokeswoman Laura Smith says…

Smith says studies have shown that nicotine is harmful to the adolescent brain. And the 2019 Minnesota Student Survey showed that 76-percent of 11th graders are not aware of the dangers associated with e-cigarettes.  More than 50 Minnesota communities, including Austin, Albert Lea and Waseca locally have approved limiting tobacco sales to people 21 years of age and older.  

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