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[Illinois] 159-year-old tobacco shop alleges new city tax illegal

The self-proclaimed oldest tobacco shop in the country has filed a motion for injunctive relief against the city, alleging a yet-to-be-enacted tobacco tax violates state law. Iwan Ries & Co., a 159-year-old purveyor of pipes and cigars at 19 S. Wabash,
Chicago Sun-Times
added Jun 2, 2016 11:00

Illinois Moves Closer to 21 Tobacco Purchase Age

Retailers, however, argued that the evidence shows restrictions and taxes don’t lead to reduced smoking rates, but a black market. “Specifically in Chicago, we’ve seen a major increase in the past few years of the illegal sale of cigarettes, including l
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added May 23, 2016 19:14

Illinois Senate approves raising age to buy cigarettes to 21

The state Senate narrowly passed a measure that would raise the age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18 years to 21. It now goes to the House. "There is no one silver bullet that helps people quit smoking, that helps reduce smoking rate
Chicago (IL) Daily Herald
added May 21, 2016 20:22

[Illinois] Senate votes to raise cigarette purchase age to 21

The measure's sponsor, John Mulroe of Chicago, says this time he found support from people who had been unsure about the measure or who weren't there to vote when it failed to pass earlier this month.
WCBU - Peoria (IL) Public Radio
added May 20, 2016 01:40

Morning Spin: Bill to raise Illinois smoking age to 21 snuffed out at Capitol

An effort to raise the legal age to buy cigarette products from 18 to 21 failed in the Illinois Senate, with opponents questioning why someone old enough to enlist in the military shouldn't also be able to buy smokes.
Chicago Tribune
added May 13, 2016 19:51

Bill to raise tobacco-purchase age fails in Illinois Senate

A measure to prohibit tobacco sales to people younger than 21 has failed in the Illinois Senate... The proposal failed 23-25 Thursday with three “present” votes. Opponents argued that 18-year-olds should be able to buy tobacco because they may join the m
KWQC TV 6 (Davenport, IA)
added May 13, 2016 03:24

[Illinois] FLEISCHLI: State cannot afford to raise tobacco age

Are Illinois lawmakers once again trying to bolster up neighboring states’ economies?...The proposed legislation, SB 3011, would change the existing minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21, and if passed, Illinois would be the only state i
Sauk Valley (IL) Newspapers
added May 12, 2016 03:58

[Illinois] Buffalo Grove Park District Bans E-Cigarettes

The first offense after a warning is $25, not less than $25-$50 for a second offense, $50-$75 for a third offense, $75-$100 for a fourth offense and $100 each time after that. “No fine has ever been assessed for a smoking violation,” Buffalo Grove Park D
Journal & Topics Newspapers ( Des Plaines, IL)
added Apr 30, 2016 21:26
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[Illinois] Clearing the air: Park district bans e-cigs at facilities

E-cigarette users won't be able to partake inside Decatur Park District facilities, the park board decided Wednesday. The ban on e-cigarettes, also called e-cigs or vapes, applies to areas that already did not allow cigarette smoking, such as the golf c
Decatur (IL) Herald & Review
added Apr 22, 2016 12:43
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