SUN-TIMES: State Senate moves to stub out teen smoking, OK’s raising tobacco age to 21

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The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting, “Ten years after the state banned smoking in public places, Illinois is one step closer to raising the age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21.

The Illinois Senate on Wednesday passed a measure to raise the age to purchase cigarettes, vaping devices and tobacco products. The bill passed on a 35-20 vote. It must still clear the Illinois House.

If the bill passes, Illinois would be the sixth state to raise the age to buy tobacco. More than 300 towns across the country have already done so, including municipalities in Illinois such as Chicago, Evanston and Highland Park…”

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