Golden Valley to Consider Raising Tobacco Sales Age
The city of Golden Valley will gather public input on possible changes to its tobacco sales ordinance.
The Golden Valley City Council is considering raising the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. Other cities like Plymouth, Brooklyn Center and Robbinsdale have raised the legal age to 21.
The city will also consider restricting the sale of flavored tobacco, including menthol; restrict the density of tobacco retailers and enact minimum price or pack-size requirements for certain tobacco products.
Golden Valley has scheduled a public forum on tobacco sales for Monday, Aug. 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Brookview Golden Valley community center.
The city is also taking input through a survey on the city’s website.