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Updated: Illinois Tobacco Quitline closes amid grant suspensions

This screengrab taken in the morning on April 17 from, the website for the Illinois Tobacco Quitline, displays a message explaining that "Quitline funding has been suspended due to budget cuts."
The Southern Illinoisan
added Apr 18, 2015 12:42

[Illinois] VIDEO: Quit smoking hotline snuffed out because of cuts

Illinois Tobacco Quitline also took a financial hit. Last year, it answered more than 90,000 calls. But now, those calls will go unanswered. The governor's office says it's just temporary and they would like to restore the funding in July when the next f
WCIA (Champaign, IL)
added Apr 18, 2015 11:46

[Illinois] With More Youth Using E-Cigarettes Than Ever Before, Durbin Demands FDA Action

“While the FDA continues to drag its feet on finalizing commonsense regulations to protect children and teenagers from the dangers of e-cigarettes, the number of young people getting hooked on this potentially deadly habit is growing exponentially. Every
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
added Apr 17, 2015 11:04

Illinois Governor’s Decision to Shutter State’s Tobacco Quitline Will Cost Lives and Money

The fact that Gov. Bruce Rauner today has cut off funds to the Illinois Tobacco Quitline – in the middle of a national ad campaign encouraging smokers to call tobacco quitlines – is shortsighted, misinformed and tragic. In the name of cost cutting it wil
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Apr 16, 2015 12:05
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[Illinois] Possession of e-cigarettes by minors prohibited in Cary

E-cigarettes now are considered a tobacco product for the purposes of the village’s municipal code, after an ordinance to amend the code passed in a recent 3-2 vote, Village Administrator Chris Clark said. Cary Police Chief Pat Finlon, who authored the
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
added Apr 13, 2015 10:49
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[Illinois] Ordinance change: Skokie adopts ban of e-cigarettes in public places Electronic cigarette

Electronic cigarettes and other "e-smoking" products have been added to Skokie's ordinance prohibiting smoking in public places. Representatives of Skokie's Health Department and Board of Health indicated that other measures, including an increase in th
Chicago Tribune
added Apr 10, 2015 02:01

[Illinois] Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund Congratulates Rahm Emanuel on Re-Election as Chicago Mayor

We look forward to working with him to further reduce tobacco use and make Chicago an even healthier city. Chicago's high school smoking rate reached a record low of just 10.7 percent in 2013, a stunning decline of nearly 60 percent since 2001.
PR Newswire
added Apr 9, 2015 19:46

[Illinois] E-cigarette stores rolling into Palatine

Tobacco Road ... touted the health benefits of their products before the council Monday night. "E-cigarettes is something that's a lot healthier for people," Simpson said. "There's no chemicals, there's no tar, there's no ash."
Chicago (IL) Daily Herald
added Apr 7, 2015 17:31

[Illinois] Rauner suspends $4.5 million for tobacco quitline, other health programs

Gov. Bruce Rauner suspended $26 million in social services and public health grants as part of his push to whittle away at a $1.6 billion shortfall in the current state budget. The Republican's office released a list of targeted programs late Friday tha
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 6, 2015 14:58

[Illinois] Qaseem: Smoking around children should be illegal

Children of smokers have no choice but to reside in their homes. They are subjected day after day to chemicals that cause infections, cancer, heart disease and respiratory problems, with little hope of respite. Child abuse is already illegal, and we must
Daily Northwestern
added Apr 6, 2015 12:39
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