County mulls age-21 requirement on tobacco
September 13, 2019
For more than a year, the Carlton County board of commissioners have heard concerns of the rising use of vaping e-cigarettes and the negative influences on the county’s youth. Earlier this summer the board instructed the county attorney to draw up a proposed ordinance to regulate purchases of any tobacco product by anyone under the age of 21.
At the Committee of the Whole meeting on Sept. 3, board members heard a presentation on the proposed ordinance. Little comment was made during this first draft. No hearings or a recommendation for county board approval has been called yet.