Excelsior votes to raise tobacco sales age to 21

Excelsior became the latest city in the Minnesota metro to raise the tobacco and e-cigarette sales age to 21.

The city passed the ordinance on Monday, also banning the sale of such products within 500 feet of
elementary, middle/junior high, and high schools.

Excelsior is the 13th city in Minnesota to raise the tobacco sales age to 21. Edina, Saint Louis Park, Bloomington, Plymouth, North Mankato, Falcon Heights, Shoreview, Minneapolis, Saint Peter, Richfield, Roseville and Minnetonka have also raised the tobacco sales age to 21.