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California, Illinois Mark Smoke-Free Anniversaries

Celebrating the right to breathe clean air

Editor
Jan 2, 2013

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Revelers in California and Illinois had an extra reason to celebrate this New Year’s Day: The 15th and 5th anniversaries of their states’ smoke-free laws.

California in 1994 became the first state to enact a strong, statewide smoke-free law.  The law was fully implemented on January 1, 1998, making California the first state to require that all restaurants and bars be smoke-free.

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posted January 02, 2013

Cook County, IL, Delivers Win for Health by Increasing Cigarette Tax

$1 hike will protect kids, save lives

Editor
Nov 12, 2012

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It’s been a great year in the fight against tobacco in Illinois.  Earlier this year, the state increased its cigarette tax by $1 per pack.  Now Cook County commissioners have taken another critical step by increasing the county’s cigarette tax by $1, effective March 1, 2013.

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posted November 12, 2012

Illinois More than Doubles Cigarette Tax

$1-a-pack hike will save lives, bolster state Medicaid program

Editor
May 30, 2012

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Illinois lawmakers have enacted a $1-a-pack increase in cigarette taxes — more than doubling the current 98-cent tax. The life-saving measure will reduce smoking and raise revenues to help fund the state’s health care program for the poor.

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posted May 30, 2012

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