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After narrowly clearing the Senate, the Illinois House of Representatives failed to override Gov. Rauner’s veto of a bill to make 21 the legal age to buy tobacco.
A bill that would raise the legal age to 21 for purchasing tobacco and e-cigarette products will return to the Illinois House of Representatives after Senate lawmakers overrode Gov. Rauner’s veto.
Chicago’s legal smoking age of 21 would have been expanded statewide under the proposal.
Pending the governor’s signature, the bill would expand Chicago’s smoking age restriction statewide.
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.