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ADVOCATES ARE TRYING AGAIN TO PASS A TOBACCO 21 LAW IN ILLINOIS. 

 

THE MEASURE, RAISING THE AGE TO PURCHASE TOBACCO PRODUCTS FROM 18 TO 21 PASSED LAST YEAR…BUT WAS VETOED BY THE GOVERNOR. SENATE PRESIDENT JOHN CULLERTON SAYS HE’S CONFIDENT THEY CAN GET IT DONE THIS TIME AROUND.

 

 

SENATOR JULIE MORRISON OF DEERFIELD IS SPONSORING THE MEASURE AND SAYS THE IDEA IS TO REDUCE YOUTH ACCESS TO SMOKING.

 

 

THE BILL INCLUDES CIGARETTES, CHEWING TOBACCO, E-CIGS AND OTHER TOBACCO PRODUCTS. 36 COMMUNITIES ALREADY HAVE A TOBACCO 21 LOCAL ORDINANCE.

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