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CVS Pharmacy (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

CVS To Stop Selling Tobacco Products By October

CVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide as it focuses more on providing health care.

02/05/2014

Mitt Romney (Credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Mitt Romney The Cigarette Peddler

It turns out that Mitt Romney made millions and saved the company he was running by peddling cigarettes in the former Soviet Union and in the United States in the early 90s.

10/16/2012

Church Fire

Federal Investigators Probe Fire At Geneva Church

Federal officials are investigating after a fire broke out last weekend at a church in Geneva.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2012

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

Preckwinkle Urges Approval Of Alcohol, Tobacco Tax Hikes

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and medical professionals are urging County Board members to approve increases in the alcohol and tobacco taxes when the board meets on Monday.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011

Mark DeRosa #7 of the San Francisco Giants uses smokeless tobacco during warm ups prior to playing the Los Angeles Dodgers on Opening Day at Dodger Stadium on March 31, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Senators Urge Baseball To Ban Tobacco

U.S. senators and health officials are taking on a baseball tradition older than the World Series itself: chewing tobacco on the diamond.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2011

Cigarette Warning Label

Graphic Warning Labels Coming To Cigarette Packs

Starting in the fall of 2012, smokers reaching for a pack of cigarettes will get an in-your-face warning about what they’re doing to themselves and the people around them.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2011

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

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