City Council Considers Changing Tobacco Sale Regulation In Golden Valley
July 12, 2019
The Golden Valley City Council is considering ways to regulate the sale of tobacco products in Golden Valley. An initial public forum is scheduled for Aug 5, 6–8 pm, at Brookview, where residents can learn more about the issue and offer input.
Multiple Minnesota cities have already adopted some form of tobacco regulation. For example, Minneapolis, Bloomington, Mankato, and Duluth have increased the minimum tobacco purchasing age to 21, citing reasons like lowering the accessibility of tobacco to minors and decreasing the chances of smoking related illnesses.
This fall, the Golden Valley City Council will consider changing the City’s tobacco sales ordinance. The Council will consider four policy areas:
- restricting the sale of flavored tobacco, including menthol
- prohibiting the sale of tobacco to people under age 21
- restricting the density of tobacco retailers
- enacting minimum price or pack size requirements for certain tobacco products
Interactive Public Forum Scheduled
Community members are invited to an interactive public forum to learn more about the regulation of tobacco sales and provide input to the City. Representatives from the City, the Hennepin County Department of Health, and the Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota (ANSR) will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.
Public Forum On Regulating Tobacco Sales
Mon, Aug 5
Brookview Golden Valley
316 Brookview Parkway S