Moorhead adopts ban on full flavor tobacco products

Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 4:02 AM CDT
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MOORHEAD, MINN. (Valley News Live) - City officials in Moorhead have raised the legal age to buy tobacco products and banned all flavored tobacco products from stores.

The City Council voted 7-1 on Tuesday to adopt an ordinance that raises the legal age from 18-21 and bars all flavored products from licensed stores, including methanol cigarettes, flavored chewing or smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes and vape juices.

The ordinance brings the city into compliance with a federal law that raises the minimum legal sales age for all tobacco products from 18 to 21.

Alderman Matt Gilbertson cast the lone dissenting vote, saying prohibition doesn’t work and people will just cross into North Dakota to buy tobacco in Fargo.

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