Health Experts Back E-Cigarette Tax PlanMayor Rahm Emanuel has backed a new tax on electronic cigarettes as part of his 2016 budget plan. Standing with health professionals and others at City Hall on Thursday, Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1st) applauded the measure as well.
Emanuel To Seek $500M Property Tax HikeMayor Rahm Emanuel will seek a massive property tax hike later this month, as he seeks to shore up police and firefighter pension funds, and close a $750 million budget hole.
Indiana Lawmakers To Consider Imposing New Safeguards, Taxes On E-CigarettesRepublican state Rep. Ed Clere of New Albany said Friday the bill he'll sponsor is aimed at combatting the growing use of e-cigarettes among Indiana's youth.
Ban On Indoor Use Of E-Cigarettes Begins In ChicagoEarlier this year, the City Council voted to add e-cigarettes to the city’s indoor smoking ban, which prohibits smoking in bars, restaurants, and inside most other public buildings. Effective Tuesday, use of e-cigarettes has been added to that ban.
Chicago Beats Feds To Regulation Of 'E-Cigs' They're called e-cigarettes. While the battery-operated device has its critics, some say it has helped them stop smoking. CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
City Touts Decline In Teen SmokingFewer than 11 percent of Chicago high school students reported smoking last year.
Durbin Seeks Federal Regulation Of E-CigarettesU.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and others were calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to crack down on what they say are efforts to market electronic cigarettes to children.
City Council Bans E-Cigarettes IndoorsSmokers who've switched to electronic cigarettes will have to take their new habit outside with traditional smokers, after aldermen approved new limits on e-cigarettes on Wednesday.
Aldermen Consider Ban On E-CigarettesIf you’ve taken up use of electronic cigarettes in an effort to kick the habit – or simply get your nicotine fix without the smoke – you might soon have to find another option in most places in Chicago.
City Eyeing Crackdown On E-Cigarettes Chicago would ban e-cigarettes wherever smoking is prohibited and snuff out the sale of menthol and flavored tobacco products in a wider area around schools, under a mayoral crackdown timed to coincide with a cigarette tax hike of 75 cents a pack.