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Atlanta Moves One Step Closer to Smoking Ban in Restaurants, Bars

A committee for the Atlanta City Council voted in favor of a ban on smoking in most businesses. The public safety and legal administration committee voted...
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Wheeling, Ill. Raises Age to Purchase, Possess Tobacco to 21

While Illinois is raising the statewide minimum age to purchase tobacco products on July 1, the Chicago suburb of Wheeling is raising it immediately after the village’s Board of Trustees voted in favor of an ordinance at its meeting on Monday. In addition to raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old, the […]
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Atlanta Smoking Ban Proposed

Two council members are hoping to ban smoking in bars and restaurants throughout Atlanta. Today, Matt Westmoreland and Andre Dickens introduced a measure that would...
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Mount Prospect, Ill. Raises Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

While the Illinois legislature considers a statewide increase in the minimum age to purchase tobacco products, the Chicago suburb of Mount Prospect has passed its...
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Cook County, Ill. Raises Minimum Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

An ordinance raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products received the  approval by the Cook County Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, passing by...
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Des Plaines, Ill. Joins Chicago-area Tobacco 21 Movement

Another Chicago-area is close to joining the region’s growing Tobacco 21 movement, as on Monday the Des Plaines City Council approved the first reading of an...
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Arlington Heights, Ill. To Increase Tobacco Purchase Age

On Monday, the Arlington Heights Village Council unanimously approved the first reading of a proposal that will raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco and...
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Chicago’s Tobacco Tax Declared Legal

A 2016 tax on cigars, chewing tobacco and roll-your-own tobacco has been deemed legal by the Illinois Appellate Court after a group of retailers challenged...
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Park Ridge, Ill. Raising Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

Another Chicago suburb has joined on the Tobacco 21 movement, as on Monday the Park Ridge City Council voted 5-1 in favor of an ordinance...
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Hoffman Estates, Ill. Enacts Tobacco 21 Ordinance

The Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates has joined the Tobacco 21 campaign as the village’s Board of Trustees approved the proposal at its Nov. 5...
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Barrington, Ill. Passes Tobacco 21 Ordinance

The Chicago area has another municipality joining the Tobacco 21 movement, as on Monday the Barrington Village Board of Trustees passed an ordinance that will...
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