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.
Illinois Legislators Urge Rauner To Increase Smoking Age To 21A bill proposing to raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 will soon be on Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's desk.
Is Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Dangerous? Biologist Says YesAccording to a professor at the University of California, San Francisco, marijuana smoke is three times worse for the arterial walls than cigarette smoke.
Gary Casinos May Ban SmokingA casino giant hopes to snuff out a proposed smoking ban in Gary Indiana.
Vaping May Cause Unique Problems As Bad As Smoking, Study SaysResearchers say using e-cigarettes may cause serious health problems.
North Lawndale Woman Dies After Falling Asleep In Bed While SmokingA West Side woman died more than a month after she fell asleep in bed while smoking and started a fire in her home.
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.
More Than Half Of Adults Smoke In West Englewood, Tops List In Study A new study revealed West Englewood has the highest percentage of adults who smoke out of nine Chicago neighborhoods surveyed.
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.
Tobacco-Buying Age Increases To 21 In Chicago This WeekRetailers predict unintended consequences. WBBM's Terry Keshner reports.
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.