Bensenville, Ill. Bans Tobacco Use in Parks

At its most recent meeting, the Bensenville Village Board passed an ordinance that immediately banned the use of all tobacco products and e-cigarettes within village-owned...
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Chicago Mayor Proposes Allowing Marijuana Smoking in Cigar Shops

On Jan. 1, 2020, recreational consumption, possession, and sales of cannabis products became legal in Illinois, though there were questions about where a person could...
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Chicago’s Tobacco Tax Deemed Illegal by Court

A legal process that has gone on for nearly three-and-a-half years came to an end today, as the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that an additional...
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Drew Estate Adds Four Cigars to ACID Accents Collection

Drew Estate is expanding its regional edition ACID Accents program to include four new areas: California, Georgia, Chicago and Texas. California-based Drew Diplomat retailers will...
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Illinois Flavored Tobacco Ban Bill Filed

A bill has been introduced that would ban the sale of flavored tobacco products and flavored vaping products in the state of Illinois. Rep. Deb...
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Dwight, Illinois Bans Tobacco Use in Parks

Responding to a presentation by high school students, the Dwight Village Board of Trustees has passed a ban on the use of tobacco within parks...
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Illinois Tobacco Purchasing Age Now 21

A law raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in the state of Illinois went info effect as the clock struck midnight and July...
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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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Illinois Senator Proposes Tobacco Tax Hikes

Illinois State Senator John Cullerton, D-Chicago, has announced plans to introduce legislation that would increase the state’s tobacco tax, including nearly doubling the state’s cigar...
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Illinois Governor to Sign Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase Today

The number of states who have joined the Tobacco 21 movement will hit the double digits on Sunday, as Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is scheduled...
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Lake in the Hills, Ill. Raises Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

While a bill at the state level awaits the governor’s signature, the village of Lake in the Hills, Ill. has passed its own ordinance increasing...
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