City Council Raises Chicago Smoking Age To 21, Bans Chewing Tobacco At BallparksAldermen have approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest push to cut down on tobacco use, by raising the smoking age in Chicago to 21, and banning chewing tobacco at ballparks and other sports arenas.
For Some, Bitter Winter Weather Doesn't Shut Down Smoke BreaksThe heartiest workers still find the time to take smoke breaks outside.
Illinois, Indiana Attorney Generals Team Up For Teen Anti-Smoking CampaignIndiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan have teamed to support Legacy's national youth smoking prevention campaign, Truth.
Police: Man Shot Neighbor With BB Gun For SmokingOn 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."
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.
Got A Kid In The Car? No Smoking, State Lawmaker ProposesLegislation 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.
City Touts Decline In Teen SmokingFewer than 11 percent of Chicago high school students reported smoking last year.
Lawmaker Wants Ban On Smoking In Cars With KidsSen. 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.
2 Investigators: Nursing Home Patient Catches Fire, Left To Smolder OutsideA man smoking a cigarette catches on fire. What happens next has outraged his family. CBS 2's Dave Savini has video of the incident.
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.
Two, Including Cop, Injured In Extra-Alarm Fire On West SideThe 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.
City Wants To Stop Kids From Trying Menthol CigarettesThe city of Chicago is launching a new effort to try to stop young people from taking up smoking, by targeting menthol cigarettes.