Tobacco Ordinance

Gary Anderson To Run for Second Term on Council

Current first district councilor announces he'll run for second term

DULUTH, Minn.- To cheers from his supporters at Vanilla Bean in Duluth, First District City Councilor Gary Anderson announced he will be running for council for a second 4-year-term. Anderson is currently the Vice President of the council. During his term has helped craft and vote on the Earn Sick and Safe Time Ordinance and changing the age to buy…

Goodbye 18, Hello 21. Duluth’s Legal Age To Purchase Tobacco Products Rises

Ordinance Will Take Effect In 120 Days

DULUTH, Minn.- In a 6-2 vote Monday night, the Duluth city council voted in favor of raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. “I know people will say this is a complex issue. But the lives of our children–is simple,” said Tonya Sconier, principal at Denfeld High School, before the vote was made. About a…

Non-Smoke Shops Prepare for June 12 Flavored Tobacco Ban in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.- The time has come. The tobacco-flavored ordinance is going into effect. “This is an important step especially for youth,” American Lung Association Regional Senior Director Pat McKone said. Starting Tuesday, June 12, smoke shops are the only stores in Duluth that will be able to sell flavored tobacco products. “It’s so normal to have tobacco in our culture…