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Post Bulletin
     March 20, 2019      #52-79 PB1
 
Will Olmsted County raise the age for buying cigarettes?

By Randy Petersen
rpetersen@postbulletin.com


Olmsted County Commissioner Sheila Kiscaden noted the county has led efforts to establish tobacco ordinances in the past.

Now, she’s encouraging her fellow commissioners to consider following 24 other communities in the state in raising the minimum age for tobacco purchases from 18 to 21.

“We will be joining a larger group of organizations that are urging our state to take a good public health approach,” she said Tuesday.

The county commissioners are planning to hold an April 2 ...

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Randy Petersen, local government reporter, covering the city of Rochester and Olmsted County, as well as Destination Medical Center efforts. He joined the Post Bulletin staff in 2014.