Smoker James Mair doesn't let Thursday's cold keep him from taking a cigarette break. (WBBM/Steve Miller)

For Some, Bitter Winter Weather Doesn’t Shut Down Smoke Breaks

The heartiest workers still find the time to take smoke breaks outside.


A woman lights up. (file/AFP Getty Images)

Illinois, Indiana Attorney Generals Team Up For Teen Anti-Smoking Campaign

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan have teamed to support Legacy’s national youth smoking prevention campaign, Truth.


(Credit: Thinkstock)

Police: Man Shot Neighbor With BB Gun For Smoking

On July 18, the victim was smoking a cigarette on his own first-floor patio on Quail Hollow Drive, when a neighbor two floors above him shouted to him, “Hey, put that cigarette out, now.”


A woman lights up. (file/AFP Getty Images)

South Bend Council Votes Against Smoking Ban For Bars

South Bend’s Common Council has voted against a smoking ban, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


A woman lights up. (file/AFP Getty Images)

Got A Kid In The Car? No Smoking, State Lawmaker Proposes

Legislation proposed by state Sen. Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, would make it illegal for an adult to smoke in a vehicle with children under 18 inside. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.


A woman lights up. (file/AFP Getty Images)

City Touts Decline In Teen Smoking

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


A woman lights up. (file/AFP Getty Images)

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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 […]



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 […]


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.



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

A woman lights up. (file/AFP Getty Images)

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.



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.


A woman lights up. (file/AFP Getty Images)

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

(Credit: CBS)

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

A woman lights up. (file/AFP Getty Images)

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