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Raise the age of sale of tobacco products to 21

Please sign our petition asking Illinois lawmakers to support legislation to raise the state sale age of tobacco products to 21.  

Latest Updates

March 14, 2019
Illinois

Today, the Illinois State Senate sent a bill to Gov. J.B. Pritzker that raises 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:

March 12, 2019
Illinois

Today, the Illinois House of Representatives approved a bill to raise the minimum age of tobacco sales to 21 years old. It now moves to the State Senate for further consideration. In response, Shana Crews, Illinois government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, issued the following statement:

February 5, 2019
Illinois

A broad coalition of public health advocates from across the state joined lawmakers at the Illinois Statehouse today to reintroduce a bill that would raise the minimum age of tobacco sales to 21 years old.

November 28, 2018
Illinois

Today, the Illinois House of Representatives failed to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of legislation 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:

State Contacts

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

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