SNAPSHOT: Henry Sibley students speak out against flavored tobacco sales

Hannah Burlingame/Review • At the March 20 Mendota Heights City Council meeting, a group of students from Henry Sibley High School gave a presentation on why the sale of flavored tobacco products outside of tobacco-only shops should be banned, and asked the council to consider such a ban. The students are part of Anglos Latinos Motivated to Succeed, ALMAS, and talked about how flavored tobacco products target kids, and what can be done about this problem. Confining the sale of flavored tobaccco products to tobacco shops, which only allow people who are 18 or older to enter, shields younger people from the products.

Council member Liz Petschel recommended the council have a workshop to look into a ban, and it will be discussed at an upcoming workshop meeting.

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