Mendota Heights raises tobacco sales age to 21

Mendota Heights, Minnesota is the latest city to raise the tobacco sales age to 21, the city announced Tuesday.

According to a release, the city council unanimously voted to raise the tobacco sales age to 21 and to add menthol to the flavored tobacco restrictions it passed in May. Flavored tobacco, including menthol, cannot be sold at any retailer in Mendota Heights.

This makes Mendota Heights the 18th local government in Minnesota to raise the tobacco sales age to 21. Other cities include Brooklyn Center joins Edina, St. Louis Park, Bloomington, Plymouth, North Mankato, Shoreview, Falcon Heights, Minneapolis, St. Peter, Richfield, Roseville, Minnetonka, Excelsior, Lauderdale and Hermantown. Otter Tail County became the first county to raise the sales age.