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“Tobacco 21” was vetoed by the former governor as a burden on stores, but the new governor just made Illinois the 11th state to tell young adults they may not buy tobacco products until they are 21.
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.
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...