PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/13/19
Proposed tobacco ordinance will be addressed at Carlton County Board Meeting – December 23rd
The Carlton County Board of Commissioners will be reviewing a proposed tobacco ordinance at a public hearing on December 23rd during their regularly scheduled board meeting. The main inclusions proposed are to increase the legal sales age for tobacco to 21, and restrictions on the sale of menthol/flavorings. The priority given to this topic has been in response to the increased addiction rates in younger ages as of late, and the correlation and research behind these two main topic areas as proven strategies to help reduce youth use and addiction rates. Commissioner Gary Peterson shared that “We are looking at protecting our youth from this increasing epidemic.”
If you have questions or concerns about this proposed ordinance, please contact your County Commissioner by December 20, 2019. County Commissioner contact information can be found here: https://www.co.carlton.mn.us/386/County-Board-of-Commissioners.