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Chicago Smoking Ban

It's Getting Harder To Smoke Outside

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

Chicago has banned smoking in public parks and watersides as the number of places that permit public smoking continues to dwindle. The Chicago Park...

E-cigarettes: Should They Be Regulated as Cigarettes?

Bechara Choucair, M.D. | Posted 02.01.2014 | Chicago
Bechara Choucair, M.D.

Like other gateway products Big Tobacco has masked to entice its next generation of smokers, e-cigarettes follow suit as its popularity with youth nationwide more than doubled from 2011 to 2012.

Smoking Ban Helps Some Businesses, Hurts Others

Chicago Sun-Times | Monifa Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Before the state smoking ban went into effect last Jan. 1, many bar and restaurant owners feared that the new law would have a disastrous impact on bu...

Residential Smoking Bans Could Become Commonplace

RedEye | Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Vehemently opposed to what he considers an unconstitutional smoking ban, Jake Perry takes heart that smoking is sacred in the privacy of his own home....

Less Than 50 Restaurants Cited For Smoking Ban Violations

NBC 5 | Matt Bartosik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's been nearly one year since the statewide smoking ban took effect. How have Chicago businesses been coping? The Department of Public Health has t...