City Seeking To Reduce Use Of E-CigarettesChicago city officials are worried about a growing trend that they say could undo the progress they've made in reducing tobacco use.
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.
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.
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.
Emanuel Bristles As Aldermen Stall E-Cigarette Ordinance Mayor Emanuel is signaling that he’s ready for a fight with City Council critics who have stalled a measure he wants to limit the use of electronic cigarettes in Chicago.
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.