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[Illinois] Governor signs law banning tobacco on campuses

Governor Pat Quinn on Sunday morning signed legislation to prohibit smoking on the campuses of all state-supported colleges and universities. The smoking ban takes effect July 1, 2015 and applies to both indoor and outdoor spaces on campuses. The Governo
La Salle (IL) News-Tribune
added Aug 17, 2014 12:13

[Illinois] EDITORIAL: What is the FDA smoking?

given the known costs -- lung cancer, other cancers, heart disease, stroke, emphysema, COPD, reduced fertility, higher infant mortality -- we suggest a different name for this whole exercise. Let's call it the misery avoided index.
Chicago Tribune
added Aug 17, 2014 07:14

[Illinois] Cops: Neighbor shoots man with BB gun for smoking

The victim told police he went out on his balcony to smoke a cigarette when he heard a shout of “Hey! Hey! Put that cigarette out now!” coming from a balcony three stories above. The victim looked up and saw a man crouching and aiming what he though was
Chicago Sun-Times
added Aug 12, 2014 12:33
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[Illinois] Sheriff: No e-cigarettes for Sangamon County Jail inmates

Despite the practice gaining traction in some Illinois county jails, Sangamon County Sheriff Neil Williamson said allowing inmates to purchase and use electronic cigarettes in his jail is not something he’s presently interested in.
(IL) State Journal-Register
added Aug 5, 2014 16:47

[Illinois] Cancer danger erodes baseball's on-field chewing tobacco tradition

That's exactly why Springfield's U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, the Senate's No. 2 Democrat, has been so diligent in his efforts to have Major League Baseball do a better job of policing the use of smokeless tobacco among its players.
(IL) State Journal-Register
added Aug 3, 2014 13:55

[Illinois] Local Manufacturers Market Electronic Cigarettes to Jails

Create a cigarette substitute for prisoners. That was the goal for the founders of NeUll's more than a year ago, and in the middle of June this year, they launched their jail-safe electronic cigarette. "It's clear. You see all of the components here on t
added Jul 24, 2014 10:48

[Illinois] Sheriff introduces e-cigs at jail

Knox County Sheriff is going to start selling specially designed electronic cigarettes to inmates in the county jail. Sheriff David Clague told a Knox County Board committee Monday night he found a vendor, Newman & Ullman in Pekin, that distributes “Neull
Galesburg (IL) Register-Mail
added Jul 19, 2014 13:42

[Illinois] Durbin: Pentagon Must Act to Reduce Risks of Tobacco Related Illness Among Servicemembers

called on Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to implement a measure included in the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Appropriations Bill that eliminates the military’s price discount for tobacco products. Almost one-quarter of U.S. servicemembers smoke, and more th
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
added Jul 18, 2014 16:11

[Illinois] Businesses and public self-police smoking in Rockford

The quest for the local employer of 3,000 people to eradicate smoking on its campuses may not be as difficult as you might think. For various reasons — health, health care-related costs and a heavily taxed tobacco product — there is a nationwide push by
Rockford (IL) Register-Star
added Jul 13, 2014 12:17

[Illinois] Chicago's ban on indoor e-cigarettes begins today

Now people who smoke e-cigarettes will have to take it outside with all other smokers. The new rule also mandates that retailers must sell all e-cigarette products from behind a counter to make it more difficult for minors to purchase them. Mayor Rahm Em (National)
added Jul 10, 2014 22:19
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