A pack of cigarettes in Chicago can cost as much as $15 and with the soaring price the trafficking of contraband cigarettes is way up as well.
A former Lyons police officer has been sentenced to 5 years in prison, for using his badge to steal contraband cigarettes from dealers he was arresting.
CVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide as it focuses more on providing health care.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to raise the cigarette tax by 75 cents a pack — leaving Chicago with a combined state and local tax rate of $7.42 a pack, the highest in the nation, City Hall sources said Friday.
Starting next year, flicking a cigarette butt onto the ground could cost you plenty.
The drought has Indiana State Police looking more closely at what’s coming out of cars.
A recent hike in the Illinois cigarette state excise tax appears to be causing a run on cigarettes.
The days of saving money by using a “roll your own” cigarette machine could be over in Illinois.
Starting in the fall of 2012, smokers reaching for a pack of cigarettes will get an in-your-face warning about what they’re doing to themselves and the people around them.
An FDA committee recommends banning menthol as a flavoring for cigarettes — an industry reform that is applauded by health experts.
Tenants at a River North apartment building have a year to quit smoking or find another place to live.
Smokers will see an increase in the price of their habit soon, if the Illinois Coalition against Tobacco gets its way.
The FDA believes pictures of corpses, sickly looking people with oxygen masks and stained, decaying teeth could scare smokers into quitting. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.