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New city tobacco restrictions unsettle local businesses

August 15, 2016

The Michigan Daily

August 10, 2016

by Brian Kuang and Ishi Mori

The recently approved city ordinance raising the minimum age of tobacco purchase to 21 in Ann Arbor has been met with a cold reception from local business owners directly impacted by the law.

At last week’s City Council meeting, about a dozen public health officials representing local hospitals and national advocacy groups — who worked with Councilmember Julie Grand (D– Ward 3) in spearheading the law — testified on behalf of the expected public health benefits of the restriction.

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