Pritzker Signs 'Tobacco 21' Bill Into LawIllinois became the first state in the Midwest to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 as Gov. JB Pritzker signed the statewide "Tobacco 21" bill into law Sunday. 
Indiana Offering Free Anti-Smoking MedicationThe Indiana Tobacco Quitline is offering tobacco users free medication to help them quit.
Tobacco 21 Bill Heads To Illinois Senate After Passing HouseMore than 30 Illinois communities have already enacted Tobacco 21 ordinances, including Arlington Heights, Lake Zurich and Park Ridge.
Cook County Board Raises Age For Buying Tobacco To 21 In Unincorporated AreasCook County commissioners voted Thursday to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in unincorporated areas from 18 to 21.
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.
Elgin To Consider Raising Minimum Age To Buy TobaccoA Chicago suburb will consider raising the minimum age to buy tobacco and nicotine products following a letter from a 9-year-old requesting the mayor help people stop smoking.
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.
Tobacco-Buying Age Increases To 21 In Chicago This WeekRetailers predict unintended consequences. WBBM's Terry Keshner reports.
Health Commissioner Says City Doing Right Thing By Making Tobacco Products Harder To Get Chicago’s top health official has no doubts that the city is doing the right thing by making cigarettes and other tobacco products harder to get for teenagers and more expensive, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Aldermen, Retailers Continue Efforts To Block Mayor Emanuel's Tobacco OrdinanceSome aldermen and retailers say they are working hard to block Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposals to raise the legal smoking age to 21 and raise taxes on tobacco products other than cigarettes, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.