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[Illinois] Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Public Health are inviting young people to join their fight against Big Tobacco. More than $5,000 in cash and prizes are up for grabs in the “Don’t Get Burned” social media contest. Youth and young

Don't Get Burned by Big Tobacco (Chicago Department of Public Health)
added Oct 30, 2014 20:53
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[Illinois] Chicago's Flavored Tobacco Law Challenge Faces Steep Odds ($$)

A lawsuit challenging Chicago's new restrictions on the sale of flavored tobacco products will likely be snuffed out in court because it relies on a federal preemption argument that failed to convince the Second Circuit to strike a similar statute in New
Law360
added Oct 24, 2014 09:50
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[Illinois] Evidence of organized "Twitter bombing" of Chicago city council while it was considering adding e-cigs to clean indoor air law

They found an organized campaign -- based outside Chicago (and outside Illinois) -- to generate oppostion to the proposed ordinance. Here is the summary ... using an account or tweet strategy consistent with astroturfing.
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 23, 2014 14:36
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[Illinois] Retailers Challenge Chicago Flavor Ordinance

A group of tobacco retailers has challenged a Chicago ordinance that generally bans the sale of flavored tobacco products within 500 feet of a school. The ordinance does not apply to tobacco stores that derive more than 80% of their revenue from tobacco
Tobacco Law blog— Troutman Sanders LLP
added Oct 23, 2014 10:02
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[Illinois] SMITH: Viewpoint: Limit tobacco age hike to sales only

it is not unreasonable to ask merchants who benefit from a city-issued license to sell tobacco to enforce the higher sales age. But raising the age for possession is unlikely to be effective and creates a risk of capricious enforcement that -- if it occu
Evanston (IL) Now
added Oct 14, 2014 13:24
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[Illinois] Aldermen hike tobacco sales age to 21

Evanston aldermen Monday unanimously backed an ordinance that would raise the age for sale and purchase of tobacco products from 18 to 21. But they stripped a provision from the ordinance that would have also made it illegal for young adults to possess c
Evanston (IL) Now
added Oct 14, 2014 13:23
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[Illinois] Emanuel administration smokes out illegal cigarette sales

Now, a 60-day “Check the Stamps” campaign fueled by tipsters offered cash rewards has resulted in an avalanche of tickets: 620 citations to 165 businesses. They face fines ranging from $518,875 to $1.7 million, according to City Hall, after being accuse
Chicago Sun-Times
added Oct 9, 2014 12:46
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Illinois Service Station Group Sues Chicago to Overturn Flavor Ban

The Independents Gas & Service Stations Associations Inc. has filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Chicago seeking to overturn the city's ordinance that bans the sale of all flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, within 500 feet o
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Oct 8, 2014 13:34
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[Illinois] NIXON: I don't want to smell your cigarette smoke

Smokers, please consider your neighbors, not to mention your family members as I'm sure they are receiving the brunt of it. Please consider the damage you're causing to innocent people who are partaking in your smoking against their will.
ChicagoNow (blogs)
added Oct 7, 2014 16:41
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[Illinois] I-LAW promoting ‘good judges matter’ during ‘lawsuit abuse awareness week’

The Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch (I-LAW) organization will be at courthouses in Edwardsville and Belleville today to promote “Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week.” Travis Akin, director of I-LAW, said the group will be encouraging voters to become informed abo
Madison County (IL) Record
added Oct 6, 2014 20:22
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