MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The St. Paul City Council approved a new ordinance Wednesday night that aims to cease the sale of cheap single cigars, or cigarillos.
Stores have 30 days to change the price of the cigars to at least $2.10, or to start selling them in packs of 5.READ MORE: How Minnesota Schools Are Spending COVID Relief Money
The ordinance deals with brands like Swisher Sweets or Black and Milds.READ MORE: Girl Gifts Comforting 'Prairie Bears' To All Patients At Youth Psychiatric Hospital
City council members say they hope the change will make it harder for kids and teens to get their hands on tobacco products.MORE NEWS: Good Question: How Do They Make It Snow Inside U.S. Bank Stadium?
“This issue is about the underlying problem of the tobacco companies’ intentional marketing to youth and communities of color,” council member Dai Thao said.