§ 113.01  PURPOSE.
    Because the city recognizes that many persons under the age of 21 years may purchase or otherwise obtain, possess and use tobacco, tobacco products, tobacco-related devices, electronic delivery devices and nicotine or lobelia delivery products; and the sale of these products to persons under 21 years of age are violations of both state and federal laws; and because smoking has been shown to be the cause of several severe health problems which subsequently place a financial burden on all levels of government, this chapter is intended to regulate the sale, possession and use of tobacco, tobacco products, tobacco-related devices, electronic delivery devices and nicotine or lobelia delivery products for the purpose of enforcing and furthering existing laws, to protect persons under 21 against the serious effects associated with the illegal use of tobacco, tobacco products, tobacco-related devices, electronic delivery devices and nicotine or lobelia delivery products, and to further the official public policy of the state to prevent young people from starting to smoke as stated in Minn. Stat. § 144.391, as it may be amended from time to time.
(2001 Code, § 1190.01)  (Ord. 10-18, passed - -; Ord. 19-15, passed 10-14-2019; Ord. 20-008, passed 7-27- 2020)