Illinois Supreme Court To Hear $10B Cigarette Lawsuit AppealLast year, an appellate court reinstated a 2003 local verdict that Phillip Morris broke state law by marketing "light" and "low-tar" cigarettes as safer than others.
Evanston Becomes First Illinois City To Raise Cigarette-Buying Age To 21Teens will no longer be able to buy smokes in the north suburb. CBS 2's Derrick Blakley reports.
2 Investigators: Law Enforcement Cracking Down On Pirated CigarettesA 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.
Former Lyons Cop Gets 5 Years For ExtortionA 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 To Stop Selling Tobacco Products By OctoberCVS 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.
Proposed Cigarette Tax Would Give City Highest Rate In NationMayor 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.
Tossing Cigarettes Could Mean Big Littering FineStarting next year, flicking a cigarette butt onto the ground could cost you plenty.
Indiana State Police Crack Down On Drivers Who Flick Cigarettes Out WindowThe drought has Indiana State Police looking more closely at what's coming out of cars.
Consumers Stocking Up On Cigarettes In Advance Of Tax HikeA recent hike in the Illinois cigarette state excise tax appears to be causing a run on cigarettes.
Bill Would Eliminate Tax Loophole For Rolling Your Own CigarettesThe days of saving money by using a “roll your own” cigarette machine could be over in Illinois.
Graphic Warning Labels Coming To Cigarette PacksStarting 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.
Many Chicago Smokers Think Potential Menthol Ban Is A Good IdeaAn FDA committee recommends banning menthol as a flavoring for cigarettes -- an industry reform that is applauded by health experts.

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