Vote: Menthol and flavored tobacco restricted to adult-only shops in Duluth

Feb 13, 2018

1972 Ad, Lark Cigarettes, "Put Some Flavor in Your Life"
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Menthol and flavored tobacco products will be restricted to adult-only shops beginning this spring.

Last night, the Duluth City Council voted 7-2 to impose the restricton.

The vote has been controversial with convenience stores in particular worried about the economic impact.

But Pat McKone of the American Lung Association says tobacco was identified as causing cancer as far back as 1964 ("It's the only product that when used as directed kills its customers," she says) and restrictions like this have clearly been on the horizon.