Indiana Lawmakers Discuss 1st Cigarette Tax Hike Since 2007Bryan Hannon, an American Cancer Society lobbyist, told the Indiana House Public Health Committee that increasing the cost for vaping was needed so that it didn’t become more appealing to cigarette smokers.
Schnucks Grocery Chain To End Tobacco Sales As Of Jan. 1Schnuck Markets Inc., one of the Midwest’s largest grocery store chains, will stop selling cigarettes, chewing tobacco and other tobacco products as of Jan. 1.
Study Suggests E-Cigarette Flavorings May Pose Heart RiskE-cigarettes aren't considered as risky as regular cigarettes, but researchers have found a clue that their flavorings may be bad for the heart.
Elgin May Raise Smoking Age From 18 To 21Elgin is one vote closer to raising the tobacco buying age to 21, in part because of a letter written by a nine-year-old girl.
Maywood Bans Tobacco Sales To Those Under 21Another Chicago area community has decided to ban tobacco sales to people who are under 21-years old.
Illinoisans Worried With Possible Indiana Cigarette, Gas Tax IncreaseThe taxes on cigarettes and gasoline could be going up in Indiana, and that has some people in Illinois worried.
City Council Expected To Vote On Easing Menthol Sale BanThe full Chicago City Council, this week, is expected to vote on easing the ban on sales of menthol and other flavored cigarettes near schools.
Cigarette Maker Moving Toward End Of Smokes As We Know Them: ReportPhilip Morris International has signaled it may one day phase out traditional cigarettes as it develops an alternative that heats tobacco but doesn’t burn it.
One-Fourth Of US Cancer Deaths Linked With 1 Thing: SmokingCigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. The rate is highest among men in southern states where smoking is more common and tobacco control policies are less strict.
Illinois Supreme Court To Hear $10B Cigarette Lawsuit AppealLast year, an appellate court reinstated a 2003 local verdict that Phillip Morris broke state law by marketing "light" and "low-tar" cigarettes as safer than others.
Evanston Becomes First Illinois City To Raise Cigarette-Buying Age To 21Teens will no longer be able to buy smokes in the north suburb. CBS 2's Derrick Blakley reports.
2 Investigators: Law Enforcement Cracking Down On Pirated CigarettesA pack of cigarettes in Chicago can cost as much as $15 and with the soaring price the trafficking of contraband cigarettes is way up as well.
Former Lyons Cop Gets 5 Years For ExtortionA former Lyons police officer has been sentenced to 5 years in prison, for using his badge to steal contraband cigarettes from dealers he was arresting.
CVS To Stop Selling Tobacco Products By OctoberCVS 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.
Proposed Cigarette Tax Would Give City Highest Rate In NationMayor Rahm Emanuel wants to raise the cigarette tax by 75 cents a pack — leaving Chicago with a combined state and local tax rate of $7.42 a pack, the highest in the nation, City Hall sources said Friday.