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A new state law prohibits Illinois store owners from selling tobacco products and e-cigarettes to residents under the age of 21.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel pushed an e-cigarette tax hike through City Council within a matter of hours.
The proposed City Council ordinance would hike Chicago’s sales tax on liquid nicotine and mandate that stores keep vaping products below the counter.
Chicago’s legal smoking age of 21 would have been expanded statewide under the proposal.
Pending the House’s vote and the governor’s signature, the bill would expand Chicago’s smoking age restriction statewide.
The bill would apply Chicago’s restriction on the smoking age to the entire state.
Chicago City Council passed new e-cigarette regulations on Wednesday, 45–4. E-cigarettes will now be banned from indoor public places, including bars and restaurants, as well as within 15 feet of building entrances. Last month it looked like the Chicago City Council would do the right thing for once and back off plans to regulate e-cigarettes...
Last month it looked like the Chicago City Council would do the right thing for once and back off plans to regulate e-cigarettes like tobacco products. On Monday, however, the city’s Joint Health and Finance Committee changed course, voting 14-5 to approve additions to Chicago’s Clean Indoor Air Ordinance that would severely restrict the use...
E-cigarettes have become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly among smokers of traditional cigarettes looking to kick the habit by moving to a less harmful alternative. So why are Illinois governments wasting taxpayer dollars and time trying to make them harder to buy? The Evanston City Council recently jumped to regulate e-cigarettes under the same...