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Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 5:45 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

City's E-Cig Limits Take Effect

Ordinance passed in January treat e-cig use just like other tobacco products under the Smoke-Free Illinois Act. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013 at 10:33 AM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Rahm Awarded for Efforts to Curb Youth Smoking

Rahm Awarded for Efforts to Curb Youth Smoking

Mayor Rahm Emanuel may have lost a battle with the Chicago City Council over a ban on electronic cigarettes, but his fight for curb youth smoking isn’t going unnoticed. Read »

Monday, Dec 9, 2013 at 9:22 PM

City Council Snuffs Out Rahm's E-Cig Ban

City Council Snuffs Out Rahm's E-Cig Ban

Chicagoans will be able to continue using electronic cigarettes in public places after some suprise opposition on the City Council Monday. Read »

Sunday, Nov 24, 2013 at 11:22 AM
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Chicago Could Add E-Cigarettes to City Smoking Ban

Chicago Could Add E-Cigarettes to City Smoking Ban

Users of electronic cigarettes could soon find themselves subject to Chicago's smoking ban. Read »

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