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Legal age now 21 for tobacco sales in Bloomington

In November, the Bloomington City Council enacted an ordinance to increase the legal age for tobacco sales to 21. The ordinance took effect November 30. It prohibits the sale of tobacco-related products, including electronic delivery devices, to people under 21 years old; requires tobacco retailers to check identification of customers under 30 years of age; and requires tobacco retailers to train their employees on the legal requirements to sell tobacco-related products. 

The full ordinance is available to the public at the City Clerk’s Office from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays at Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road. You can also find it online at blm.mn/code.