Public Hearing Monday on St. Cloud’s Tobacco Buying Age
ST. CLOUD - Residents, retailers, and anyone else have a chance to weigh in on what the legal age should be to buy tobacco products in St. Cloud. The city council will hold a public hearing during their meeting on Monday night to consider raising the minimum age to buy tobacco up to 21.
St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce President Teresa Bohnen is not in favor of the idea.
It's a legal product. And, what it does for our retailers is if one of our cities does adopt under 21 and none of the others want to it kind of drives where you might go to purchase that.
The ordinance will only change the age to legally buy tobacco in the city, not the age to use it.
Two other Minnesota cities - Edina and St. Louis Park - have already changed their tobacco-buying age to 21.
Monday's city council meeting starts at 6:00 p.m.