WINONA, Minn. (FOX47) — Monday night Winona became the latest Minnesota city to back prohibiting the sale of tobacco and nicotine products to people under 21 years old.
The Winona city council approved the adoption Monday night after hearing from concerned residents advocating for Tobacco 21.
With the approval, a letter of support from the city will be provided to the Winona County Commissioners Board.
Eight counties and 34 cities in Minnesota have already passed Tobacco 21, including Olmsted County which put the measure into effect back in July.
FOX47 has reached out to Winona County on when Tobacco 21 will be brought to a discussion and vote.
The council’s letter to the county cites that 95% of adult smokers start before the age of 21.