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By Dan Reed 

County tobacco ordinance passes easily


January 3, 2020

Several Carlton County health staff and about 25 other people attended the year-end meeting of the Carlton County Board of Commissioners Dec. 23 to support and finally clap when a new tobacco ordinance was passed unanimously. It is believed that this ordinance will decrease tobacco and vaping use by young adults by controlling access to those products to the age of 21.

Nine letters of support came to the commissioners from sources such as the state Department of Health, the American Lung Association and medical provider Essentia.

Only one retailer spoke of his concern that restrictions on...

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