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Ask our Lawmakers to Raise the Age of sale of all Tobacco products to 21

Raising the minimum age of sale for tobacco products to 21, is our next step in the battle to protect the health of Illinois children.

Latest Updates

March 29, 2017
Illinois

Lawmakers joined the Illinois Coalition Against Tobacco today to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Illinois’ comprehensive smoke-free air law and to encourage further efforts to improve tobacco control. In 2007, the General Assembly prioritized Illinoisans’ health by approving the Smoke-Free Illinois Act, which prohibited smoking in indoor public places, workplaces

March 28, 2017
Illinois

Today, the City Council’s Finance Committee will hear an ordinance from Aldermen Ed Burke and Patrick Thompson that would create a process to exempt certain retailers from restrictions on flavored tobacco sales. Nico Probst, Chicago government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, released the following statement

February 28, 2017
Illinois

CHICAGO, Ill. – Feb. 28, 2017 – Aldermen Ed Burke and Patrick Thompson recently introduced an ordinance that would exempt certain retailers from restrictions on flavored tobacco sales. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and Respiratory Health Association released the following statement in response. “For the second time

February 15, 2017
Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Feb. 15, 2017 – In response to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s state budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), Illinois Public Health Association, Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force and Susan G. Komen Chicagoland and Memorial affiliates released the following

Illinois Events

May 10, 2017
Springfield, IL

Join cancer advocates from across the state on May 10th as we gather in Springfield for the IL ACS CAN Day at the Capitol. Together we will descend upon the Capitol for our annual Suits & Sneakers event and unite our VOICES to be heard loud and clear on cancer issues.

State Contacts

Maggie Osborne
Illinois Grassroots Manager
Heather Eagleton
Illinois Government Relations Director
Nico Probst
Chicago Government Relations Director

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