Much has happened with our work on tobacco control efforts at the federal level, recently. Congress raised the tobacco sale age to 21. While this is a great step forward, their is more we can do here in Minnesota to address current purchase, use and possession penalties.
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If passed, Minnesota's bill will hold retailers accountable if they break the law, instead of penalizing our kids who were lured into addiction by the tobacco industry. Our teens have been specifically marketed to with flavors like mint, menthol, mango and candy and should not be punished for the work of the tobacco industry.
Together, we can protect our kids from a lifetime of tobacco use and nicotine addiction.