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Tobacco 21 bill rises from the ashes

Among preventable causes of death, tobacco and nicotine related deaths far surpass that of drug overdose, car/traffic deaths and deaths by gun, including homicide, suicide, accidental shooting and undetermined cause.

Ella Lee, Focus Editor

April 15, 2019

Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the Tobacco 21 bill Sunday, April 7, which raised the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old. As Tobacco 21’s most affected age group, some DePaul students say they have mixed feelings about the new law. “I don’t agree with smoking because of t...

Pritzker signs bill banning tobacco sales to Illinois minors

Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP

Associated Press

April 8, 2019

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a bill banning the sale of tobacco products to minors. Pritzker on Sunday signed legislation raising the legal age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21. With Pritzker's action, beginning on July 1, Illinois will join California, New Jersey, Massachusetts,...

Smoker’s remorse: CVS trades short-term profits in the hopes of long-term rewards

(Maggie Gallagher / The DePaulia)

David Byrnes

September 15, 2014

CVS is now a smoke-free zone. As of Sept. 3, the pharmacy and general store no longer sells tobacco products. This move comes on the heels of several nationwide tobacco tax increases, which especially in Chicago, have made it more expensive for suppliers and customers to buy tobacco products. Read...

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