MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The City of Minneapolis is considering doing more to keep minors away from tobacco.
City officials are discussing a ban that would outlaw flavored tobacco products at most businesses. Those products include things like flavored cigars, smokeless tobacco, shisha for hookahs and e-cigarette juice.READ MORE: President Biden To Visit Rosemount This Week To Discuss Infrastructure Package
The ban would restrict sales from more than 300 allowed locations to just under two dozen specialty tobacco shops. Those shops require customers to be 18 years old to enter.READ MORE: Rebecca Kolls' Canine Cookies
It would also set a minimum price on all cigars at $2.60.MORE NEWS: World Vision Gifts Animals To Help Families In Poverty
If it goes through, this would be the first ban of its kind in the state. The City Council is expected to vote on the ban next month.