tobacco use

Schnucks, one of the Midwest's largest grocery store chains, will stop selling cigarettes, chewing tobacco and other tobacco products as of January 1st.

Illinois lawmakers in the House voted Tuesday to raise the age to purchase cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18 to 21.  Last year, the proposal made it to the governor’s desk, but then-Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed it. Supporters of the change are more optimistic this time.  


E-Cigarette Use Soars Among Illinois Teens

Nov 13, 2018
People using e-cigarettes and exhaling vapor
Lindsay Fox/Flickr

E-cigarettes are setting anti-smoking efforts back by as much as a decade.


That’s what researchers found after analyzing this year’s Illinois Youth Survey.