St. Paul prohibits flavored tobacco at most stores
Cherry chewing tobacco and chocolate cigarillos soon will be a thing of the past in gas stations and convenience stores in St. Paul.
The city followed Minneapolis’ lead on Wednesday by prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco products, except at specialty stores that get at least 90 percent of their revenue from tobacco. St. Paul also is increasing cigar prices for the second time in two years.
“It’s going to send a strong message to the tobacco industry that their intent to appeal to kids is not going to be tolerated,” Council Member Dai Thao said.