The city of Plymouth is considering an ordinance that would limit adult access to low-risk tobacco and vapor products by raising the minimum legal purchase age from 18 to 21. A hearing will be held for this proposal on
Council Chambers of City Hall
3400 Plymouth Boulevard
- In advance of the hearing, please take this opportunity to contact Plymouth city council members and urge them to reject this proposal.
Please make plans to attend the hearing. Even if you do not plan to speak, your presence is important as it demonstrates the large numbers of people affected by this issue. A group of advocates in Detroit Lakes organized a small but impressive attendance at a recent hearing in which a Tobacco 21 law was voted down. Making your presence known at a hearing has a remarkable impact.
Tobacco 21 laws are predicated on the notion that more prohibition is the solution. But we know from past and recent experiences with such policies that there are grave unintended consequences. Instead, the public would be better served through smoking prevention education and awareness about low-risk alternatives for those who choose to smoke.