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THERE WILL BE NO NEW “TOBACCO 21” LAW THIS YEAR. 

 

HOUSE LAWMAKERS FAILED TO OVERRIDE THE GOVERNOR’S VETO OF A BILL RAISING THE LEGAL AGE TO BUY TOBACCO PRODUCTS FROM 18 TO 21. REPRESENTATIVE CAMILLE LILLY OF OAK PARK SPONSORED THE MEASURE, SAYING IT’S ABOUT PROTECTING YOUNG PEOPLE’S HEALTH.

 

 

REPRESENTATIVE ALLEN SKILLICORN OF CRYSTAL LAKE ARGUED THAT 18 YEARS SHOULD BE ABLE TO MAKE THE DECISION FOR THEMSELVES.

 

 

IN HIS VETO MESSAGE…THE GOVERNOR SAID THE CHANGE WOULD JUST LEAD TO YOUNG ADULTS GOING TO NEIGHBORING STATES TO BUY THEIR CIGARETTES.

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