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By Dan Reed 

Weakened tobacco ordinance passes


February 28, 2020

After deleting several portions of the tobacco ordinance that passed in December, the Carlton County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a reduced version of the ordinance with a May 1 enforcement date.

The ban on the sale of all tobacco products, flavored and unflavored, and on vaping products to anyone below the age of 21 remains.

Language included in past drafts to restrict sales of all flavored tobacco products was omitted completely.

Chairman Marv Bodie said there had been enough discussion on the ordinance and there was no need to see a revised copy of the changes before the bo...

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