There is a push at the State Capitol again this year to raise the state's tobacco buying age to 21. CentraCare spokeswoman Jodi Gertken says even though the federal government raised the buying age to 21 in December, there is still a lot of confusion.
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.