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Olmsted County to hold public hearing regarding a tobacco purchase age change

OLMSTED COUNTY, Minn. (FOX 47) – A growing public health movement is coming to Olmsted County.

Commissioners are voting Tuesday morning to raise the purchase age of tobacco products.

Olmsted County Public Health has been reviewing tobacco’s impact in our community for the past year.

They have found that many adults are unaware of vaping products’ potential for high nicotine content.

Many school staff members cannot keep up with the amount of vaping.

After a public hearing Tuesday morning, the county board could raise the purchase age for tobacco-related products to 21.

If approved, the change could begin July 1st.

Tuesday’s meeting starts at 9 a.m.

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