The Duluth City Council Opens Conversation on Flavored Tobacco Ban Proposal

The Duluth City Council opened up conversation Monday night into whether to restrict the sales of flavored tobacco products in certain stores.

The proposal comes from the American Lung Association and is backed by the Duluth School Board.

It would ban the sale of all flavored tobacco products in the city's convenience stores, and move them to 18-or-older businesses like smoke shops.

"We therefore fully support an ordinance that limits youth exposure to flavored tobacco products and hope that the city of Duluth will join cities across the United States in their efforts to protect community members from potentially lifelong addiction and lethal disease," said physician Mary Owen.

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