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City Touts Decline In Teen Smoking

Fewer than 11 percent of Chicago high school students reported smoking last year.

04/15/2014

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Lawmaker Wants Ban On Smoking In Cars With Kids

Sen. Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) argued there is no safe level of second-hand smoke for a minor to be inhaling, so he’s introduced legislation to prohibit smoking in a vehicle if anyone under the age of 18 is inside.

02/18/2014

Michael Lewis died after he was accidentally set aflame outside a Chicago nursing home. (handout)

2 Investigators: Nursing Home Patient Catches Fire, Left To Smolder Outside

A man smoking a cigarette catches on fire. What happens next has outraged his family. CBS 2′s Dave Savini has video of the incident.

09/30/2013

Maina Kiai, United Nations special rapporteur, (left), speaks as another panelist, and President Barack Obama (right), listens during the International Civil Society event on September 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jin Lee-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama: I Quit Smoking ‘Because I’m Scared Of My Wife’

President Barack Obama revealed Monday that he has not had a cigarette in six years, and an open microphone caught an unguarded and funny exchange in which the commander-in-chief acknowledged the driving force behind his kicking the smoking habit.

09/24/2013

A 31-year-old police officer and a 60-year-old resident were injured in an extra-alarm fire that started when the resident was smoking while using medical oxygen at an apartment in the 2900 block of West Harrison Street. (Credit: CBS)

Two, Including Cop, Injured In Extra-Alarm Fire On West Side

The officer suffered smoke inhalation while helping a 60-year-old man who was hurt when he sparked a fire by smoking while using medical oxygen.

09/06/2013

Menthol cigarettes on sale at a convenience store. Some experts say menthol cigarettes can be more enticing and possibly addicting than regular cigarettes, because their mint flavor masks the taste of tobacco. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

City Wants To Stop Kids From Trying Menthol Cigarettes

The city of Chicago is launching a new effort to try to stop young people from taking up smoking, by targeting menthol cigarettes.

07/25/2013

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Chicago-Based Electronic Cigarette Company Is The First And Only Approved For Green Certification

CHICAGO – Chicago-based ProSmoke is the now the only company in its industry to be certified by the Green Business Bureau. This distinguished honor is only given to companies that are both environmentally responsible and […]

07/21/2013

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Chicago-Based Electronic Cigarette Manufacturer Utilizes National “We Card”® Training Program To Prevent Youth Access

CHICAGO – ProSmoke Electronic Cigarettes, the industry-leading tobacco alternative based in the Chicago area, is pleased to announce they have implemented company training using the “We Card”® Training Program, a nationally recognized sales training and […]

07/20/2013

One of the "virtual smoking" apps available for your smart phone. (CBS)

Virtual Smoking: There’s An App For That

CBS 2’s Ed Curran has a warning from parents and experts who fear these new apps could encourage kids to start smoking the real thing.

01/10/2013

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Plenty Of Reasons For Smokers To Kick The Habit In New Year

If your New Year’s resolution is to quit smoking, there are a number of incentives.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2012

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Elderly Man Burned After Smoking While Using Oxygen Tank

An elderly man suffered first and second-degree burns Monday morning during a smoking-realted mishap that involved the man’s oxygen breathing tank, according to Fire Media Affairs.

12/24/2012

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Best Hookah Bars In Chicago

Hookah bars can be a unique experience to treat your guests for a special event or private party. There are a variety of different hookah bars in Chicago that cater to larger groups and can make for a unique experience that won’t soon be forgotten.

08/23/2012

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Consumers Stocking Up On Cigarettes In Advance Of Tax Hike

A recent hike in the Illinois cigarette state excise tax appears to be causing a run on cigarettes.

WBBM Newsradio–06/12/2012

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Woman Dies After Being Burned In Wicker Park Fire

A 60-year-old woman died after being severely burned early Thursday in a fire caused by smoking while using oxygen in her Wicker Park neighborhood home.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

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College Of DuPage Considers Campuswide Smoking Ban

The College of DuPage board is considering a stricter crackdown on smoking on the campus.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2012

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Officials: Use Great American Smokeout As Opportunity To Quit Smoking

CHICAGO (CBS) — Thursday is the Great American Smokeout, and the Illinois Department of Public Health says it’s a good day to stop a bad habit. As WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports, there is a […]

WBBM Newsradio–11/17/2011

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Smoking, Oxygen Therapy Leave Woman Critically Burned

Smoking and oxygen therapy proved to be a dangerous combination early Thursday, when a woman was critically injured in a fire on the city’s Near West Side.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2011

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Lung Association: Illinoisans Don’t Want Smoking In Casinos

The American Lung Association is touting a new poll which shows most Illinoisans who gamble would rather do it in a smoke-free environment.

CBS Chicago–05/12/2011

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Experts Warn Of Danger From ‘Third-Hand Smoke’

You’ve heard of second-hand smoke and the dangers non-smokers face from it. But, now, there’s a new threat, from something called third-hand smoke.

CBS 2–03/01/2011

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Illinois Rated Poorly For Anti-Smoking Efforts

The ways Illinois promotes clean air, and discourages smoking, are in for an evaluation from the American Lung Association.

CBS Chicago–01/21/2011

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