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Shame on Gov. Rauner

Tell Governor Rauner he failed!

The General Assembly gave Governor Rauner the opportunity to make our state the very first Tobacco 21 state in the Midwest and the seventh in the country. But instead, he vetoed Tobacco 21 and chose Big Tobacco over IL kids.  He turned his back on public health and failed our kids.

 

Latest Updates

August 24, 2018
Illinois

Today, Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill to raise the minimum age of tobacco sales to 21 years old. In response, Shana Crews, Illinois government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, issued the following statement:

August 9, 2018
Illinois

Illinois falls short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to help cancer patients manage pain, according to the latest edition of “How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality.” The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network released the report today.

May 30, 2018
Illinois

Today, the Illinois House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill to raise the minimum age of tobacco sales to 21 years old. It now moves to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s desk for consideration. Shana Crews, Illinois government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, released the following statement in response:

May 29, 2018
Illinois

Today, the Illinois House of Representatives struck down a bill to raise the minimum age of tobacco sales to 21 years old. Shana Crews, Illinois government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, released the following statement in response:

State Contacts

Shana Crews
Illinois Government Relations Director
Maggie Osborne
Illinois Grassroots Manager
Tracy Lytwyn
Sr. Specialist, Media Advocacy

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