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: Alliance Seeks To Preserve Duluth's Most Endangered Buildings
The ordinance deals with brands like Swisher Sweets or Black and Milds.READ MORE: Fallen Minnesota Firefighters Honored, Including 2 Who Died Of Job-Related Cancer
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: 'It Was Pretty Chaotic': 3 Dead In Montana Amtrak Train Derailment
“This issue is about the underlying problem of the tobacco companies’ intentional marketing to youth and communities of color,” council member Dai Thao said.