Illinois Considers Raising Age to Buy Tobacco ProductsThe bill comes as California Gov. Jerry Brown considers whether to sign legislation that would raise the tobacco-buying age to 21 in his state.
Bill Proposes Raising Age to Buy Tobacco to 21 in IllinoisThe bill is assigned to Senate's Public Health Committee.
One Person Dies in Belleville FireVictim found in room with smoking materials and candles.
St. Louis City to be 'Smoke Free' in 2016The exceptions that some bars had to the five year old smoking ban end on January 1st.
KC Civic Leaders Call for Raise in Legal Age for TobaccoIf the campaign is successful, Kansas City would become the second-largest metro area in the country to increase the minimum age, behind only New York City.
Senator Durbin On Board to Raise Tobacco-Buying Age to 21Durbin has a long history of proposing new regulations on tobacco, like his successful effort to ban smoking on commercial flights.
Missouri Petroleum Marketers Back Cigarette Tax HikeA group of Missouri gas station and convenience store owners is backing taxing cigarettes an additional 23 cents per pack.
Missouri Passes in Zero Categories of Cancer Prevention StudyFewer than half of U.S. states passed three or more of the nine categories.
Smoking Now Banned at All Illinois Public CollegesThe only exception to the ban is if you're in a car either driving or parked on campus.
Bill Regulating In-Car Smoking in Illinois FailsState Sen. Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) sponsored a bill he said intended to protect children from second-hand smoke.
Should the Minimum Age to Buy Cigarettes Be Raised?The suggestion is part of a study by the Institute of Medicine, which found a minimum age of 21 would reduce smoking prevalence by about 12 percent and smoking-related deaths by nearly 10 percent.
Man on Oxygen Dies in Apartment FireA man who was using oxygen to help his breathing died when fire broke out in his apartment in an assisted living center.

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