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Skokie, Ill. Joins Tobacco 21 Movement

The village of Skokie, Ill. has joined the Tobacco 21 movement, as on Thursday the Village Board unanimously approved an increase in the minimum age...
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Wilmette, Ill. Joins Tobacco 21 Movement

The village of Wilmette, Ill. is the latest to join the Tobacco 21 movement, as the village’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved the proposal at...
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Elk Grove Village, Ill. Will Raise Tobacco Purchase Age

The Chicago suburb of Elk Grove Village has approved an increase to the minimum age to purchase tobacco products, e-cigarettes, and alternative nicotine delivery products,...
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Elmhurst, Ill. Bans Smoking in Parks

A new ban on the use of all tobacco products has been announced for the parks of Elmhurst, Ill., after the city’s Park Board approved...
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Buffalo Grove, Ill. Raises Minimum Tobacco Purchasing Age

Buffalo Grove, Ill. has raised the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21, but not without controversy. In somewhat of a unique scenario,...
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Maywood, Ill. Makes 21 New Tobacco Purchase Age

The village of Maywood, Ill. has passed an increase to the minimum age to purchase tobacco products, raising it from 18 to 21-years-old during Tuesday’s...
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Chicago OTP Tax Declared Illegal

Chicago’s taxes will not be going up. The Circuit Court of Cook County has ruled that the tax on other tobacco products (OTP), including cigars, is...
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Highland Park, Ill. to Raise Tobacco Purchase Age

One of Chicago’s most affluent suburbs has joined in the movement to raise the tobacco purchasing age to 21, as the Highland Park City Council...
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Chicago’s Tobacco Purchase Age Increases to 21 Today

The minimum age to purchase tobacco products in the country’s third most populous city has increased to 21 today, as legislation passed in mid-March is...
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Chicago Tobacco Tax Increase Delayed

A proposed tobacco tax increase in Chicago that was scheduled to go into effect on July 1 has been delayed, as the city has agreed...
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Oak Park, Ill. Raises Minimum Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

The Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Ill. has raised the minimum age to purchase tobacco in its village from 18 to 21. Under the new...
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