(St. Paul, MN) — A decrease in youth tobacco use in Minnesota cities is attributed to a move setting the age of purchase to 21. A study conducted by the University of Minnesota and Minnesota Department of Health says the minimum age requirement brought about lower levels of tobacco use by eighth- and ninth-graders. About five years ago, some cities and counties raised the tobacco purchase age from 18 to 21 at a time when vaping was on the rise.
Drop In Youth Tobacco Use In Minnesota Cities That Increased Purchase Age
By Ashley Hanley|2021-11-04T05:52:06-05:00November 4th, 2021|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!