Tobacco purchase age is now 21 in Duluth

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DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – You will soon have to be 21 to buy tobacco products in Duluth.

The City Council voted 6-1 Monday evening in favor of an ordinance that sets the minimum age for purchase at 21, instead of 18.

Councilor Em Westerlund co-sponsored the local law. Westerlund says it only makes sense for the city to address the growing risk e-cigarettes pose to young people, predisposing them to a lifetime of addiction. The ordinance goes into effect in 120 days.

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