Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Iron County supports effort to raise smoking age

By RICHARD JENKINS

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HURLEY — Iron County has signed onto an effort to raise Wisconsin’s smoking age to 21 as the Iron County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution advocating for the change Tuesday.

The resolution was passed at the recommendation of the county’s board of health, county board chairman Joe Pinardi said Wednesday. He said one of the reasons he supports the proposal is because it will help keep tobacco products out of the school system.

“It will eliminate a lot of the school-age kids being able to buy tobacco products,” Pinardi said, adding county offi...

 
 
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